From the opening the newest hospital on Haida Gwaii, to preparing for construction of a new Centre for Mental Health and Addictions, 2016 strengthened health care for families around the province and 2017 is expected to continue to do so.
Health Minister Terry Lake released the following statement to recognize National Non-Smoking Week (Jan. 15-21, 2017) and Weedless Wednesday on Jan. 18:
The Province has provided $14,000 for improved access to hospice palliative care in Vancouver.
Beginning this September, British Columbia will become the latest province to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to boys, as part of B.C.’s publicly funded immunization program.
The Province has provided over $1 million for improved access to hospice palliative care in Squamish, Powell River and the Sunshine Coast, including the first-ever hospice beds in the Sea to Sky region.
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