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Province proposes new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0800

The Province is proposing to establish a new college of diagnostic and therapeutic health professions to enhance patient safety and quality of care in British Columbia.

Further overdose response action to include BC Mobile Medical Unit and new overdose prevention sites

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:41:00 -0800

In response to the increasing number of overdose-related deaths, the Province is opening additional health-care supports in partnership with health authorities and community partners. Supports include stationing the BC Mobile Medical Unit and setting up overdose prevention sites at overdose hot spots.

Health minister’s statement on World AIDS Day

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0800

In recognition of the upcoming World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Health Minister Terry Lake has made the following statement:

Province announces $5 million to boost paramedic response to B.C.’s overdose crisis

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:15:00 -0800

B.C. paramedics and dispatchers will be getting much-needed support from the provincial government in the face of the province’s opioid overdose crisis, with a $5-million injection of funding for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS).

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Statement: B.C. Overdose Crisis – RCMP Agreement with China

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:55:00 -0800

The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris and Minister of Health Terry Lake issued the following statement on the overdose crisis:

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Haida Gwaii Hospital officially opens

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:15:00 -0800

Health Minister Terry Lake was joined by community leaders, residents and Northern Health physicians and staff for the grand opening of the new Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre - Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay.

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Transforming drug research and development in B.C.

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:15:00 -0800

Health Minister Terry Lake announced $13 million in funding for The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) to help improve the lives of British Columbian families by supporting the pathways drug research takes from the labs to the patient.

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Health Minister’s statement on the federal opioid summit

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0800

Health Minister Terry Lake has made the following statement following the federal summit on the opioid crisis in Ottawa, Nov. 18 and 19, 2016:

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IHealth review findings and recommendations released

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:30:00 -0800

Provincial patient safety and quality officer Dr. Doug Cochrane has completed his review of the early functioning of IHealth, the electronic health record system implemented in three Nanaimo-area health facilities in March.