Healthy Living in the North

Bringing care to where the people are – nurse on Mobile Support Team brings care to Carrier Nations

A sewing machine and handbag.

Editor’s note: May 6-12 is Nursing Week! This story is one of several we’ll post this week to celebrate and showcase the many different types of nursing roles in Northern Health in honour of Nursing Week! “I know that I need to be flexible in … [Continue reading]

Angus the C. difficile Canine Scent Detection Dog visits UHNBC

Angus the dog lying on the floor.

UHNBC had a visit from a very special four-legged worker this week. Angus, a four year old English springer spaniel, is a certified Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) detection dog who works in the Canine Scent Detection Program at … [Continue reading]

Health Care Hero and long-time nurse retires: spotlight on Nancy Viney

Nancy sitting in her office.

Editor's note: May 6-12 is Nursing Week! This story is one of several we'll post this week to celebrate and showcase the many different types of nursing roles in Northern Health in honour of Nursing Week! When it comes to choosing a career, … [Continue reading]

Supporting healthy community development at the NCLGA Convention

NH staff posing at their trade show booth at the NCLGA Conference.

Northern Health (NH) and Interior Health (IH) joined forces this week to share information about healthy communities at this year’s North Central Local Government Association Convention in Williams Lake. NH and IH co-hosted the pre-conference … [Continue reading]

Public health resource nurse providing support to primary care nurses in Prince Rupert

Headshot of Kim Hughes.

Editor's note: May 6-12 is Nursing Week! This story is one of several we'll post this week to celebrate and showcase the many different types of nursing roles in Northern Health in honour of Nursing Week! Kim Hughes is a public health resource … [Continue reading]

Providing care from “cradle to grave” for people in McBride

Headshot of Susan Umstot.

Editor's note: May 6-12 is Nursing Week! This story is one of several we'll post this week to celebrate and showcase the many different types of nursing roles in Northern Health in honour of Nursing Week! Susan Umstot is a primary care nurse … [Continue reading]