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Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Patients cut off from dialysis treatments being flown to Abbotsford for medical care

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

 

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack dialysis patient questions lack of renal unit in growing city

Rob Irving has to drive to and from Abbotsford three times a week for exhausting dialysis treatments

 

White Rock Pacific Carlton (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey’s Pacific Carlton Seniors Community

South Surrey facility listed in B.C. government’s daily pandemic update Friday

White Rock Pacific Carlton (Peace Arch News photo)
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at a one-day pop-up vaccination clinic at the Muslim Neighbour Nexus Mosque, in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, April 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Vaccination rates in Surrey hit 87.6% for those aged 12 and up

1.2-per-cent increase from previous week comes as B.C. health pass moves into second phase

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at a one-day pop-up vaccination clinic at the Muslim Neighbour Nexus Mosque, in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, April 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Screen shot of Fraser Health Authority board meeting Oct. 27.

No FHA health care workers ‘terminated’ yet for not getting COVID-19 vaccine, Brodkin says

‘These individuals are not terminated abruptly or immediately,’ says Elizabeth Brodkin, chief medical officer for Fraser Health Authority

Screen shot of Fraser Health Authority board meeting Oct. 27.
Members of Fraser Health board field questions during virtual board meeting Wednesday. (Screen shot)

FHA chief medical health officer suspects booster shots against COVID-19 ‘probably’ new reality

‘The normal that we evolve into is not going to look like the normal that we had before this virus arrived,’ Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin says

Members of Fraser Health board field questions during virtual board meeting Wednesday. (Screen shot)
Hip surgery patient Diana Draper (middle) at Surrey Memorial Hospital with medical team members (from left) Irina Watson, Alex Vesely, Keith Neufeld and Anil Thapar. (submitted photo)

Surrey hospital offers hip-replacement surgery with same-day discharge

‘By the third day, I was able to walk around with no aids,’ patient says

Hip surgery patient Diana Draper (middle) at Surrey Memorial Hospital with medical team members (from left) Irina Watson, Alex Vesely, Keith Neufeld and Anil Thapar. (submitted photo)
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of South Surrey retirement residence: daughter

Health authority procedures questioned after six-week COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock’s Evergreen Manor: resident

10 positive cases so far, Evergreen Baptist Care Society resident told by Fraser Health staff member

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (File photo)
Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

West and East Newton lead the way for single doses for adults in Surrey

Meantime, 85.6% of eligible Surrey residents are fully vaccinated

Fraser Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey on Friday, May 7, 2021. Roughly 400 people pre-registered to get their vaccine the week before. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Concerts return to Surrey care home, thanks to an organization that brings the music

‘To have high-level entertainment like this, it’s very special,’ says Czorny Alzheimer Centre’s rec director

Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cherington Place in a photo posted to belvederebc.com.

Two test positive for COVID-19 at Surrey long-term care facility

Resident, staff member currently in self-isolation

Cherington Place in a photo posted to belvederebc.com.
Dr. Imran Ratanshi talks about the surgical lymphatic reconstruction program in video posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation's YouTube channel.

VIDEO: Rare ‘life-changing’ microsurgeries for breast cancer patients new to Surrey hospital

‘Surrey will be well-positioned to offer immediate and early reconstruction for patients at uniquely high risk for developing lymphedema’

Dr. Imran Ratanshi talks about the surgical lymphatic reconstruction program in video posted to Surrey Hospitals Foundation's YouTube channel.
Fraser Health is planning to reach out and engage directly with key community stakeholders on the range of health and community services to be provided at the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, according to statement released Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (The Canadian Press photo)

Consultations on future of former Delta Hospice Society facility to begin

FHA to engage stakeholders on future services at Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care

Fraser Health is planning to reach out and engage directly with key community stakeholders on the range of health and community services to be provided at the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, according to statement released Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (The Canadian Press photo)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24.

83.4% of Surrey’s eligible population is fully vaccinated

Weekly cases on the rise again after dropping below 300 for one week

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24.
PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial reps tour first treatment facility for B.C. teens

First 20-bed treatment facility for teens in B.C. with both clinical and outdoor components

PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Surrey’s weekly COVID-19 cases continue to rise, surpassing 300

Meantime, vaccination rates at 81.1% for Surrey

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Jim Pattison donates $4M to kick start upgrades to Surrey hospital outpatient centre

Surrey Hospitals Foundation aiming to raise $8M by end of 2021 for 10-year-old facility

From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)