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Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Cariboo hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

 

Wesley White was diagnosed with a brain injury following a difficult birth in Prince George. He is currently in a support sitting chair. (Submitted Photo/Kristy White)

Nisga’a woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital left her child with brain damage

 

A Nisga’a woman is planning to file litigation against Northern Health, alleging racism and malpractice at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

Nisga’a woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital left her child with brain damage

 

B.C. reported nearly 500 illicit drug deaths in the first three months of 2021 . (BCEHS photo)

Northern Health region records highest illicit drug death rates in first three months of 2021

B.C. recorded nearly 500 ilicit drug deaths between Jan.1 to Mar.31 in 2021

B.C. reported nearly 500 illicit drug deaths in the first three months of 2021 . (BCEHS photo)
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

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)
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.…

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)
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

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)
A nurse prepares a flu shot. The public vaccine for the 2020-2021 flu season is now in pharmacies in Terrace. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Private flu vaccines scarce at Terrace pharmacies

Public flu vaccines still available for those with greatest need

A nurse prepares a flu shot. The public vaccine for the 2020-2021 flu season is now in pharmacies in Terrace. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)

Northern Health resuming elective surgeries

When possible, patients will be assessed through a telephone call prior to surgery, the health agency said.

Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay 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)
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)
Meeting room at the new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake. A similar room is being planned for the new Mills Memorial Hospital here. The design on the floor represents a medicine wheel, a traditional symbol for health and healing embodying the four directions as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree. (Photo courtesy Burns Lake District News)

New Mills to have quiet space for family, friends

Quiet spaces now standard in new hospital construction

Meeting room at the new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake. A similar room is being planned for the new Mills Memorial Hospital here. The design on the floor represents a medicine wheel, a traditional symbol for health and healing embodying the four directions as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree. (Photo courtesy Burns Lake District News)
BC Nurses Union is speaking out after Terrace nurses witnessed an agitated patient beat and bite a female security guard at Mills Memorial Hospital. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Security guard “bitten and punched” in Terrace hospital

Violent incident one of many in Northwest B.C., nurses union says

BC Nurses Union is speaking out after Terrace nurses witnessed an agitated patient beat and bite a female security guard at Mills Memorial Hospital. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
Lack of long-term care keeping Terrace seniors in hospital for months

Lack of long-term care keeping Terrace seniors in hospital for months

Wait-listed seniors can expect to wait six and a half months for a spot at Terraceview

Lack of long-term care keeping Terrace seniors in hospital for months
Terrace midwife Katherine Puchala measures the vitals of two-week-old baby Walter at the Terrace Women’s Resource Centre on Aug. 5. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Terrace midwife denied hospital privileges at Mills Memorial

Northern Health expects to have midwifery review complete by late 2019

Terrace midwife Katherine Puchala measures the vitals of two-week-old baby Walter at the Terrace Women’s Resource Centre on Aug. 5. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
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)
Terrace could see seven new physicians by September

Terrace could see seven new physicians by September

A senior Northern Health official hopes to double their manpower by spring

Terrace could see seven new physicians by September