Hospitals

Ernst and Colleen Schneider of Penticton have made a significant donation to Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million campaign to fund a new CT scanner at PRH. (Contributed)

Penticton composer makes donation for medical equipment

Ernst and Colleen Schneider have contributed to equipment purchase for Penticton Regional Hospital

Ernst and Colleen Schneider of Penticton have made a significant donation to Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation has launched a $3-million campaign to fund a new CT scanner at PRH. (Contributed)
The Penticton Regional Hospital is low on toys for children, according to Pascale-Ann Demers. She has started a GoFundMe page to upgrade the hospital’s toy supply. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

South Okanagan woman to ‘load up the cart’ with toys for local hospital

Pascale-Ann Demers launched a GoFundMe to upgrade the toy supply at Penticton Regional Hospital

The Penticton Regional Hospital is low on toys for children, according to Pascale-Ann Demers. She has started a GoFundMe page to upgrade the hospital’s toy supply. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Okanagan hospital

New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Okanagan hospital

Cutting-edge addition to medical imaging department thanks to legacy gift

New diagnostic camera replaces old equipment at Okanagan hospital
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Kelowna hospital patient claims he was discharged too early due to COVID-19

Interior Health stated it follows a clinical process to review patients who are medically ready for discharge

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
White hearts share love with North Okanagan’s health-care heroes

White hearts share love with North Okanagan’s health-care heroes

New campaign shows appreciation for front-line workers throughout the Okanagan

White hearts share love with North Okanagan’s health-care heroes
Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday evening. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Community drums up support for North Okanagan hospital workers

Even health care workers and fellow first responders turned out to show love

Cadence and mom Amber Keir showed their support for health care workers by banging pots and pans in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tuesday evening. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has set up the White Heart Project to show support to front-line caregivers at KGH. (KGH Foundation)

KGH Foundation White Heart Project to support and recognize Okanagan caregivers

The project looks to share kind words and support for local healthcare staff

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has set up the White Heart Project to show support to front-line caregivers at KGH. (KGH Foundation)
B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)

B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces

Open letter to provincial, federal governments says current measures are insufficient

B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)
Brent Donesley from Penticton has started a petition to abolish parking fees at all hospitals across the province. (Crystal Schick - Black Press Media)

Okanagan man starts petition to abolish paid parking at hospitals

Brent Donesley thinks paying for parking at hospitals is an “absolutely disgraceful cash grab”

Brent Donesley from Penticton has started a petition to abolish parking fees at all hospitals across the province. (Crystal Schick - Black Press Media)
(Submitted photo)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital Board budget adopted

Budget of $12,035,140 is expected to cost the average household $111.69

(Submitted photo)
Vernon RCMP investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault

Vernon RCMP investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault

Vernon RCMP were advised of the alleged assault around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Vernon RCMP investigating ‘serious’ early-morning assault
A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)

Man in ‘serious condition’ after falling from roof in Okanagan

The incident occurred at 10:11 a.m., according to B.C. Emergency Health Services

A 19-year-old man is in serious condition after falling from a roof in Vernon shortly after 10 a.m., Feb. 4, 2020. (File photo)