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SOHC Public Forum

June 24, 2012

Princeton Hospital Problems Addressed in the Legislature

May 18, 2012

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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.

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

May 9, 2012

A story CTV did in September of 2011.  Things have not gotten any better and Interior Health has still not come up with any answers.  
Doctor shortage closes small-town ER on Labour Day | CTV British Columbia
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CBC – Radio West Interview

May 8, 2012

Spencer Coyne was interview by CBC’s Radio West on Tuesday May 8.
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Office open for business

May 5, 2012

The Save Our Hospital movement now has a place to call home.  Thanks to the generosity of Councillor Kim Maynard and assistance from Save Our Similkameen (SOS),the Community Hospital Forum building is open for business.  The building located at 259 Vermilion Ave. is a gathering place for not only the Save Our Hospital Coalition, SOHC but any concerned citizen who would like to assist in the struggle to have 24/7 Emergency Room services restored to the Princeton General Hospital.

The office will be open Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 6pm.

SOHC is looking for volunteers to staff the office on an ongoing basis anyone who wishes to assist even for a few hours a week are asked to please come into the office and sign up.

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

Princeton ER to close Christmas Eve – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Contributed – Story: 68897
Dec 23, 2011
Princeton ER to close Christmas Eve – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

A lack of available staff means people needing emergency care in the Princeton area should be aware that Princeton General Hospital’s Emergency Department will be closed from 7:00 p.m. December 24th to 7:00 a.m. December 25th. …more

Emergency room closed in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net

April 12, 2012

CASTANET.net
by Contributed – Story: 71623
Feb 27, 2012
Emergency room closed in Princeton – South Okanagan News – Castanet.net.

Residents are advised that the Princeton General Hospital Emergency Department will be closed from noon to 9 p.m. Monday, February 27, due to unexpected physician unavailability. …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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