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New equipment to improve seniors' lives and care

People living and working in long-term care homes throughout BC are benefiting from a $6.9-million grant to purchase new equipment that will help improve the safety and quality of life of residents.

The Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP) is a three-year program that is managed by the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA). BCCPA has provided funding to long-term care home operators for the purchase of new equipment.

Full steam ahead for new hospital in Fort St. James

The new, state-of-the-art Stuart Lake Hospital that will provide better health care and create more jobs for people is ready for construction, following the Province’s approval of the project business plan.

The new hospital will be three times larger than the current facility with 27 beds, including 18 long-term care beds. There will be an emergency department with two treatment rooms, a trauma bay and ambulance bay. A laboratory and diagnostic imaging will also be part of the new facility.

More health-care specialists, better care for British Columbians

New investments in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for sonography and cardiovascular perfusion programs will mean more graduates and better health care for people in British Columbia.

Government is investing a total of $2.5 million. Funding of $880,000 will support the expansion of BCIT’s diagnostic medical sonography and cardiovascular perfusion programs.

Eight first-year seats were added to the existing 32 sonography seats in September 2019. Another eight first-year seats will be added in 2020 for a total of 48 first-year seats.

Terrace's New Year’s Baby is a boy!

Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in 2020 in Terrace, is a boy!

Gavin Hansen was born was born January 1st at 2:25 p.m. at Mills Memorial Hospital, to local parents Christina Rogers-Hansen and David Hansen -- weighing eight pounds, 15 ounces.

Gavin is also welcomed to the world by his five older siblings: Jayden, Justin, Erica, Claire and Judah.

The first baby born in the Northern Health region on New Year’s Day was a girl, born at 12:21 a.m. January 1st at University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.