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Toxic drug alert: Nisga’a Valley Region

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There has been an increase in paramedic attended toxic drug poisoning events in the Nisga’a Valley region in Northwest, BC. The majority of drug poisoning events identified by BCEHS (BC Emergency Health Services) are nonfatal, but there is a risk of drug poisoning death when such events occur.

Northern Health Board recognizes and celebrates the efforts of foundations and auxiliaries

At the February 2023 Northern Health Board meeting, the board received a presentation highlighting the significant and exceptional work that northern healthcare foundations, fundraising societies and auxiliaries have undertaken to enhance services provided by Northern Health.

Foundations and auxiliaries, their volunteers and generous donors across the Northern Health region have provided funding for equipment, responded to emergent and urgent needs for funding, as well as maintaining a positive volunteer presence in northern communities.

Taking action to stabilize health services in Masset

Northern Health is working closely with the Ministry of Health and listening to community leaders on Haida Gwaii, to improve and stabilize health care staffing and patient access to services in Masset, Old Massett and surrounding communities.

Statement from Northern Health’s Board Chair – NH President and CEO to retire this year

Cathy Ulrich, President and CEO informed the Northern Health Board of Directors that she is planning to step down into retirement over the course of this year. The Board will begin the process of searching for a new President and CEO at the February 12/13 Board meeting.

Cathy has committed to the Board that she will remain in the role until such time as the Board has successfully recruited to the position. She has also committed to support a transition process once the new President and CEO has been selected and begun in the role.