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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

 

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.…

 

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

 

Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii

Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii

Contact tracing has confirmed a total of 13 cases, according to Northern Health

Community outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed on Haida Gwaii
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)
In Feb. 2019 police and fire crews attended the scene of an ambulance crash along Hwy 16, to assist the vehicle’s passengers. (The Northern View file photo)
In Feb. 2019 police and fire crews attended the scene of an ambulance crash along Hwy 16, to assist the vehicle’s passengers. (The Northern View file photo)
Starting on Oct. 29 the community health care team will be helping patients from the health unit at 300 Third Avenue West. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert healthcare services moving downtown

The community health team will have a new address starting next week

Starting on Oct. 29 the community health care team will be helping patients from the health unit at 300 Third Avenue West. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre will once again be able to offer IV cancer treatment to its patients. (Andrew Hudson photo)

IV cancer treatment returning to Haida Gwaii

Arrival of a new pharmacy technician means the service can resume

The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre will once again be able to offer IV cancer treatment to its patients. (Andrew Hudson photo)
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)
Northern Health said its providing bottled water to patients, staff and physicians. (Flickr photo)

Water hasn’t had significant impact on hospital: Northern Health

Safe drinking water being provided at Prince Rupert hospital since the boil water advisory

Northern Health said its providing bottled water to patients, staff and physicians. (Flickr photo)
Shelley Bondy, manager of perioperative services/RN in a Northern Health promotional video. (YouTube photo)

Nurses wanted, Northern Health promotes Prince Rupert in new video

There are 38 nursing job positions available in the area

Shelley Bondy, manager of perioperative services/RN in a Northern Health promotional video. (YouTube photo)
Chelsea Keays with a photo of her father John, who chose medically assisted dying this past spring. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Choosing assisted suicide in rural B.C.

Chelsea Keays shares the story of what happened when her father decided to die

Chelsea Keays with a photo of her father John, who chose medically assisted dying this past spring. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Joseph Jack, legislative assistant for North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, met with approximately 50 Prince Rupert residents expressing concern about a lack of ophthalmologist in the city. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Rupert residents call on province to fill gap in medical eye care

Lack of ophthalmologist forces elderly patients to travel to Terrace for treatments

Joseph Jack, legislative assistant for North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, met with approximately 50 Prince Rupert residents expressing concern about a lack of ophthalmologist in the city. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
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 said 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)
The Islander Hall Society chairman Terry Sawka (middle) presented $9,000 to hospital administrator Heidi John and hospital chief of staff Dr. Gillaume Coetzee. (Judy Fraser photo)

New lung clinic to be named after Nelson Kinney

Fundraising for the Prince Rupert clinic is only $2,750 shy of its $20,000 goal

The Islander Hall Society chairman Terry Sawka (middle) presented $9,000 to hospital administrator Heidi John and hospital chief of staff Dr. Gillaume Coetzee. (Judy Fraser photo)
Northern Health Connections bus becomes available to seniors and people with mobility issues. (File photo)

New rules allow more people to use Northern Health bus service

Better travel options for seniors 60 years and older and people with mobility issues

Northern Health Connections bus becomes available to seniors and people with mobility issues. (File photo)
The North Coast Health Improvement Society accepts $3,574 from Tim Horton’s to upgrade Prince Rupert’s cancer care unit. Left to right: Christine Komadina, Shivam Tandon, Stefan Delloch and Rick McChesney. (Submitted)

$200,000 upgrade needed for Prince Rupert’s cancer care unit

North Coast Health Improvement Society is fundraising to renovate the life-saving facility

The North Coast Health Improvement Society accepts $3,574 from Tim Horton’s to upgrade Prince Rupert’s cancer care unit. Left to right: Christine Komadina, Shivam Tandon, Stefan Delloch and Rick McChesney. (Submitted)