B.C. Interior hospitals hire new security officers for emergency departments (Mentions St. Paul's Hospital)
B.C.'s Interior Health Authority has hired 'client service ambassadors' in attempt, officials say, to make the emergency departments in three busy hospitals safer.
Starting Monday, the new security personnel will be stationed at Kelowna General Hospital, Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
The program has been piloted in a number of other hospitals in B.C. including St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Pattison said.
Providence Health Care President and CEO Dianne Doyle