LYTTON – Interior Health (IH) is inviting people in the Lytton area to participate in discussions about future health care services for their community. 

Public meetings are being hosted and online tools have been created for people to provide input and feedback on current health services and plans for the future. IH wants to hear from anyone who accesses health care in the Lytton area, people who live within local and regional First Nation communities and others who are involved or interested in health care delivery in Lytton. 

Two community-wide meetings will take place on May 2 and May 15, 2023, at the Stein Valley Nlakapamux School, 1675 St Georges Rd., Lytton from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and all are welcome. Refreshments will also be served. 

The community meetings will include a presentation on health services and break-out discussions with participants on a wide variety of health topics including primary care, urgent and emergency care, mental health and substance use services, lab services, home health, assisted living and long term care, transportation and community pharmacy. Community feedback will help guide decisions about service delivery and the permanent health facility that will be built in Lytton over the next three to five years. 

If you are unable to attend in person, the community can provide input via: 

  • where questions or concerns can be shared directly on the website. 
  • Paper copies of our engagement information are also available at the Tl’Kemstin Health Centre, at 1535 St Georges Rd, in Lytton 

IH is also committed to keeping people informed about what was heard. This is the first phase of engagement within the community and it is anticipated future opportunities to provide input will be available through the second half of 2023 as planning continues. 

In the meantime, current health services are being provided in Lytton at the Tl’Kemstin First Nations Health Clinic. These services are available to those in the area. Services include primary care, mental health and substance use services, home health and public health, which have been prioritized to meet the immediate needs of the community. 

IH will soon transition services to a temporary (modular) health facility, located next to the Tl’Kemstin First Nations Health Clinic and will be open to all residents in the area. The anticipated opening is summer 2023.