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SOHC Public Forum

June 24, 2012

Princeton Hospital Problems Addressed in the Legislature

May 18, 2012

EZ-ROCK
Princeton Hospital Problems Addressed in the Legislature
By: Anita Sthankiya
5/18/2012
Princeton Hospital Problems Addressed in the Legislature.

This week in the Legislature in Victoria the Princeton General Hospital was discussed by Fraser Nicola MLA Harry Lali and BC’s Health Minister Mike de Jong.

Harry Lali was quick to point out the issues at the Princeton Hospital have been ongoing for years. …more

Rally May 22nd

May 16, 2012

SAVE OUR HOSPITAL RALLY
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22
TIME: 11:30am
WHERE: princeton general hospital entrance

Download the poster, tell your friends lets rally to show IHA we want our Emergency Room restored.

Time to look at regulations

May 12, 2012

The governments both federally and provincially need to start looking at how we attract doctors. Why would a doctor who was trained at Oxford not be able to work in Canada?

Oxford-trained doctor shut out of B.C.
Paperwork delay means doctor can’t help relieve pediatrician shortage
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 8:59 AM PT By Kathy Tomlinson CBC News

Support Nurses: National Nursing Week

May 5, 2012

Let’s celebrate National Nursing Week — May 7-13!

The theme of National Nursing Week 2012 is Nursing — The Health of Our Nation. It reflects the positive impacts nurses make to the lives and well-being of Canadians.

National Nursing Week is an opportunity for nurses to get out and share what they do with the community. In fact, we want to hear what you have planned for the week. Add your event to our National Nursing Week online listings and check in regularly to see what else is going on across the country.

 

Canadian Nurses Association
http://www.cna-aiic.ca

Doctor shortage closes small-town ER on Labour Day | CTV British Columbia

April 12, 2012

CTV
By: ctvbc.ca
Date: Monday Sep. 5, 2011 6:24 PM PT
Doctor shortage closes small-town ER on Labour Day | CTV British Columbia.

The people of Princeton, B.C. are seeing the consequences of a province-wide rural doctor shortage after their emergency room had to be closed because nobody was available to staff it. …more

Emergency pain in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Jennifer Zielinski – Story: 73431
Apr 4, 2012
Emergency pain in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

Despite efforts to recruit doctors and locums the Princeton General Hospital has been unable to provide consistent emergency services.

The situation became worse for Princeton residents on April 1, when one of the local doctors was no longer able to provide full emergency coverage. This means there will be more frequent Emergency Department (ED) closures, and unless Interior Health (IH) makes adjustments the closures could occur during peak periods. …more

Questions raised after baby delivered in SUV – CBC

April 12, 2012

CBC NEWS
Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2005
Questions raised after baby delivered in SUV

A Princeton woman gave birth to her son in the back seat of the family’s SUV on the side of the road on Wednesday after being sent away from the Princeton hospital. …more

Baby born in SUV after B.C. hospital redirects mom – CBC

April 12, 2012

CBC NEWS
Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2005
By CBC NEWS
Baby born in SUV after B.C. hospital redirects mom

A woman in British Columbia who gave birth in a coffee shop parking lot early Wednesday morning wants answers from local hospital officials who told her to go to a larger regional facility.

Jessica Obey of Princeton gave birth to her son in her family’s SUV while the child’s father got emergency instructions for delivering a baby over the phone. …more

Princeton hospital closures has residents considering moving – CHBC

April 12, 2012

CHBC News
By: Kelowna, CHBC News : Wednesday, April 04
Read it on Global News: CHBC Okanagan | Princeton hospital closures has residents considering moving

News of closures at Princeton General Hospital has some residents considering packing up and moving out of the small Similkameen town.

As of May 1, the emergency room will be closed Monday to Thursday during overnight hours for the next year. Only one of the town’s three physicians will now be on-call. …more

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SOHC Discussion Paper

Developing an Improved and Sustainable Health Care Model for Princeton, B.C
Support Our Health Care has released a discussion paper in order to get feedback from the community, politicians and professionals about the state of local healthcare and what the long term solutions should be.
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