Summer brings many things, including enjoying our time on the many lakes in northern BC. For those living on lakes year round, part time, or just visiting, it’s important to stay healthy while enjoying the experience.

A major milestone for Northern Health’s IMAGINE grant program is among highlights from the latest regular meeting of the NH Board of Directors, held in Chetwynd this week.

Work is underway on a new inpatient unit at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) that will focus on keeping patients strong, mobile and active during their hospital stay, reflecting the provincial government’s focus on team-based primary care.

Northern Health’s Connections program is expanding passenger eligibility to include more people who might require assistance with travel related to health care needs and issues.

The Connections service is now open to clients who meet any of three new eligibility criteria:

A year-long collaboration between BC Children’s Hospital and Northern Health is improving access to specialist care for young patients in Terrace, closer to home.

The Northern Health Board of Directors’ latest public meeting, held in Terrace, discussed next steps for the development of a new hospital to serve Terrace and area. Northern Health is working on a business plan, expected to be completed in the late fall.

Northern Health has released its hand hygiene compliance reports for quarter 3 (2017-2018).