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What you need to know about personal care home eligibility

August 16, 2021 – Most of us don't like to think about placing ourselves or a loved one into a personal care home (PCH) or long-term care facility, so it comes as no surprise that it's a process often avoided until every feasible alternative has been exhausted.

Pandemic places Public Health experts on centre stage

August 9, 2021 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health physicians have been brought to the front of the stage regionally, nationally, and across the world. Once largely unknown by the people they serve, public health physicians such as Drs. Theresa Tam, Brent Roussin, and Bonnie Henry have become household names providing expertise, steadfast leadership, and calm guidance throughout this public health crisis.

Concerns about the health-care system? Help is a call or email away

August 3, 2021 – Whether we're trying to get a quick answer to a simple question, share a concern, or just looking for an opportunity to provide some constructive feedback, most of us have run into a large organization that just doesn't seem to care about what we have to say.

Access to health services in French is more than just a right

July 26, 2021 – When it comes to the desire to maintain good health (bonne santé), health-care professionals and the people they serve are on the same page. Sometimes, however, they don't speak the same language, and that can be a challenge that requires action far beyond a blasé shrug of the shoulders and a "C’est la vie".

Vaccination changes the landscape for hospital, PCH visitors

July 5, 2021 – The role and value of visitation in healing has long been recognized in health care. When COVID-19 required hospitals, personal care homes, and other health centres around the world to reconsider their visitation principles in the wake of a deadly and highly contagious virus, it changed the way visits occurred and prevented most in-person interactions with visitors.

Public input continues to inform WRHA policy

June 28, 2021 – Health care is a broad and challenging mandate, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Even before the arrival COVID-19, however, hospitals and regional health authorities across the province were faced with tough decisions aimed at providing quality services.

Message from WRHA CEO on Kamloops residential school victims

June 1, 2021 – As many of you have likely heard, late last week, the remains of 215 children were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, following a survey by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

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