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Update on actions to stem the overdose crisis in British Columbia

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:45:00 -0700

Updated statistics released from the BC Coroners Service show the number of illicit drug overdose deaths remained relatively steady throughout September.

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Don’t stay silent on World Mental Health Day

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:30:00 -0700

Health Minister Terry Lake has issued the following statement in recognition of World Mental Health Day:

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Kamloops residents to benefit from expanded access to primary health-care providers

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700

Health Minister Terry Lake announced a four-point action plan to address patient access to primary health care in the community by leveraging multiple health professional resources.

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Proponents shortlisted for the Centre for Mental Health and Addictions

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, reached a critical milestone with the announcement of the three qualified proponents shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design and build the new Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorate new Haida Gwaii hospital

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:45:00 -0700

The completion of the Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre - Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay, was officially marked by the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Funding boost for overdose crisis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:50:00 -0700

To bolster the efforts underway to prevent illicit drug overdoses and related deaths, Premier Christy Clark announced that the Province is providing $10 million to support a British Columbia addiction treatment research and training centre and to fund strategies identified under the Joint Task Force on Overdose Prevention.

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Supporting healthy and engaged seniors

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0700

$500,000 in Age-friendly Community Planning and Project grants are now available for local governments to help make their communities more inclusive for older adults.

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Fighting the overdose crisis in B.C.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0700

British Columbia continues to take action to reduce overdose deaths.

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More support for a child's brighter future

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:45:00 -0700

The Province has provided $60,000 to train a group of clinicians working with high-risk children on northern Vancouver Island.

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Celebrating the Clinical Services Building official opening

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:15:00 -0700

The creation of three dedicated telehealth consultation rooms is among many new features in the new Clinical Services Building  that have provided patients with more seamless access to their outpatient appointments at Royal Inland Hospital.