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Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Northern Health warning drug users of potential benzo contamination

The drug does not respond to naloxone, and is being included in street drugs

 

Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s specialized COVID paramedics ‘impressed’ with Fort St. James’ community response

A BC Emergency Health Services team of paramedics deployed to Fort St.…

 

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s rapid response paramedics arrive in Fort St. James as district reaches 60 COVID-19 cases

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team to Fort St. James

 

Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)

Member of the local hospital auxiliary recognized for 50 years of service

Charlotte Apperloo is the only volunteer to be awarded a lifetime membership pin

Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)
Kitimat General Hospital. (Photo Northern Health)

Northern Health preparing ‘for a changing situation’ in response to COVID-19

The health authority is taking a number of measures to free up hospital capacity where possible

Kitimat General Hospital. (Photo Northern Health)
Northern Health Connections bus. (File photo)

Northern Health’s bus service is implementing changes due to COVID-19

Effective March 22, Northern Health Connections service will have restriction on who can use the service.

Northern Health Connections bus. (File photo)

Northern Health estimates two week wait time for mental health services

However team lead is confident they have the capacity to meet the needs of the community

The provincial ambulance service won’t be adding four-wheel drive vehicles to its northern and rural fleet. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services Commission)

No four-wheel drive ambulances for the north

Aren’t suitable for paramedics or patients

The provincial ambulance service won’t be adding four-wheel drive vehicles to its northern and rural fleet. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services Commission)
From left: David Van Horlick, Aleksandra Van Horlick and Sheldon H.J. Stoughton. (Contributed photo)

Family frustrated Terrace dad with advanced cancer must wait weeks for treatment

‘We can see his health declining every day,’ daughter says

From left: David Van Horlick, Aleksandra Van Horlick and Sheldon H.J. Stoughton. (Contributed photo)
Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)

Without a technician, this type of cancer treatment is being cut from Haida Gwaii

Patients needing IV chemotherapy will have to travel to Prince Rupert or Terrace as of June 21

Northern Health is cutting its IV chemotherapy treatment from Haida Gwaii after struggling to find a consistent pharmacy technician. (Pixabay photo)
The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy was in Terrace on March 21 to make the announcement of the new Northwest mobile service with Northern Health’s Intensive Case Management team. The unit is set to hit the road next month. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Northwest mobile unit to help those at heart of mental health, addiction crisis

Province, Northern Health unveils new unit in Terrace to bridge gaps in services

The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy was in Terrace on March 21 to make the announcement of the new Northwest mobile service with Northern Health’s Intensive Case Management team. The unit is set to hit the road next month. (Brittany Gervais photo)
A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Drinking water concerns at northern B.C hospital

Northern Health say the results of the Prince Rupert Hospital water study not due until fall

A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)
A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Muddy water found in taps at B.C. hospital prompts investigation

Northern Health to hire consultant to examine three facilities for potential contamination

A sample of water found in the taps of the diabetes office on the fourth floor of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. (Northern Health photo)
Northern Health MAiD Physician Lead, Dr. Daphne Hart explains how medical assistance in dying is being rolled out in the region.                                 Marisca Bakker photo

Medical assistance in dying seminar draws crowd

Twenty-eight people have used the service in Northern Health region since July 2016.

Northern Health MAiD Physician Lead, Dr. Daphne Hart explains how medical assistance in dying is being rolled out in the region.                                 Marisca Bakker photo
New digital mammography machine construction in Smithers

New digital mammography machine construction in Smithers

Renovations start this week to accommodate the new unit at Bulkley Valley District Hospital.

New digital mammography machine construction in Smithers
VIDEOS: Bulkley Valley charities deliver modern maternity ward

VIDEOS: Bulkley Valley charities deliver modern maternity ward

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the modernized maternity ward in Smithers.

VIDEOS: Bulkley Valley charities deliver modern maternity ward
Good news for breast health

Good news for breast health

Northern Health to proceed with procuring new mammography unit for Bulkley Valley District Hospital

Good news for breast health
New psychiatrists coming to the northwest

New psychiatrists coming to the northwest

Smithers to get a resident psychiatrist for the first time in a long time

New psychiatrists coming to the northwest
The wait time to get into the Bulkley Lodge is longer than normal.                                (Marisca Bakker photo )

Bulkley Lodge wait times have increased

More patients are waiting in the hospital than usual.

The wait time to get into the Bulkley Lodge is longer than normal.                                (Marisca Bakker photo )
Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton.                                (Interior News archive photo)

Extra security at Hazelton hospital after off-site incident

Extra security measures are in place at Wrinch Memorial Hospital after an off-site incident.

Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton.                                (Interior News archive photo)