A media tour was held with Prince George media on January 13th to provide an update on the construction of the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. As part of the tour, media who attended were able to see the linear accelerator vault rooms for the first time in the facility. A public information event about the Northern Cancer Control Strategy and the new BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North took place in Prince George on January 19.
Further open houses will then be planned for other communities across the Northern region over the coming months, beginning with the Nechako Lakes district, a health information bulletin stated.
A Northern Interior update noted there are regional health positions to be filled. They indicated the following positions are proving to be a challenge to recruit to:
• OR positions, Ultrasound Technologist, Physiotherapist in Vanderhoof
• RN Critical Care Float Relief in Quesnel
• Nursing Services Supervisor in McBride
• Speech and Language Pathologist in Prince George
Northern Health reported in their recent newsletter that special recognition was given to the following individuals in the Northern Health district.
• Dr. David Butcher was successful in completing an MBA degree
• Terri Jonuk was successful in completing an MBA degree.
• Dr. Phil Muir was the recipient of the Order of British Columbia.
• Paul Smith received the Health & Wellness Advocate of the year award at the Healthier You Awards.
• Dr. Suzanne Johnston received the First Nations Initiative of the Year award at the Healthier You Awards.