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Visitor restrictions in place at Northern Health facilities/outpatient clinics

Northern Health is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control to respond to COVID-19.

To keep our patients, families and staff safe and in keeping with the provincial health officer’s recommendations for social distancing, Northern Health is limiting the number of visitors entering our buildings, effective immediately.

Until further notice, the following visitor restrictions are in place:

B.C. patients served more local food than ever before

Provincial health-care facilities are working hard to serve patients and residents more local food, supporting farmers, fishers, ranchers and processors, and connecting more people with food from B.C. communities.

To encourage, inspire and support the shift to B.C. foods, the Ministry of Health partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and all of B.C.’s health authorities to implement Feed BC in health-care facilities.

Budget 2020 keeps building a stronger B.C. for everyone

Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.

Budget 2020 makes new commitments to bring capital spending over three years to $22.9 billion – the highest level in BC’s history.

BC is one of Canada’s fastest growing economies. But while the economy has grown, life has become too expensive for many families.

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.