IHA: Eight support recovery beds coming to Cranbrook

Interior Health Authority announces the first round of contracts that are aimed at creating 57 new spaces across the IHA jurisdiction.

  • Sep. 23, 2016 8:00 a.m.

For the Townsman

Eight new support recovery beds are coming to Cranbrook as the Interior Health Authority announced the first round of contracts that are aimed at creating 57 new spaces across the IHA jurisdiction.

The East Kootenay Addiction Services Society will be providing four support recovery beds in Cranbrook, while the Ktunaxa Nation Council Society will also provide four Aboriginal support recovery beds.

“More beds mean more people can get their lives back,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Bed by bed, we are following through on our commitment to create new substance use treatment beds, so families can be made whole again, and communities can benefit from engaged, healthy members.”

These 57 support recovery beds are part of IH’s commitment in April to create 73 new substance use treatment beds including 16 withdrawal management beds. They’re also part of the Province’s commitment to add 500 additional substance use spaces throughout British Columbia.