Kelowna city councillor and long-time Capital News columnist Charlie Hodge.

Kelowna city councillor admitted to hospital

Charlie Hodge being treated at Kelowna General Hospital for pneumonia in his left lung.

  • Jan. 29, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Kelowna city councillor Charlie Hodge is being treated for pneumonia at Kelowna General Hospital.

Hodge’s wife Teresa Hodge posted on his Facebook page that he was admitted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

He is being treated with antibiotics and pain killers for pneumonia in his left lung. His condition is complicated by the fact he also suffers from emphysema.

“He is in awesome hands with his lung specialist and he won’t let Charlie come home until he deems Charlie fit enough to do so,” said Teresa in her Facebook posting.

She indicated Hodge also had a CAT scan to look for possible blood clots and were awaiting the results.

“Charlie is bored,” she said. “He is in room 8 on the main floor of emergency. They haven’t found a room for him yet. He said he wants company because there is nothing to do there. So Charlie to want to be social.”

Hodge was elected to Kelowna city council in the last municipal election, after having served one term previously from 2008 to 2011.

Hodge, born and raised in Kelowna, is also a columnist for the Capital News, an author and long-time journalist in the B.C. newspaper industry

Just Posted

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: the warm sun is sticking around

Environement Canada forcasts sun, no clouds for Wednesday

TKI Construction looks forward to being part of Rutland

The company is renovating the old AG Outdoor Superstore

Rockets’ tiebreaker for playoff berth a franchise first

The Rockets travel to Kamloops for a do-or-die match against the Blazers

‘Our sales are hurting’ Kelowna music hub takes hit after big competition moves in

Milkcrate Records still taking a hit after Sunrise Records moved into town 2 years ago

Construction set to begin on new roundabout in Lake Country

Construction is scheduled from April until July

The UBC Innovation Library has helped over 1,100 students since opening in 2015

Students across B.C. can access their academic resources at the UBC Innovation Library

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read