Hospitals

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Kelowna nurse suspended for giving vulnerable client false COVID information

Carole Garfield suspended for telling a patient about pseudo-science COVID treatments

 

The Union of B.C. Municipalities wants B.C.’s hospitals, emergency rooms, and ambulance services are open and available to 24 hours a day. Josh Berson photo

Communities make plea for urgent action to address B.C.’s emergency care crisis

UBCM delegates pass special resolution calling for more government support as ERs face closures

 

Georgina Martin poses for a photo at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park in Prince George, B.C. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James Doyle

Families and former patients seek access to federal ‘Indian hospital’ records

Survivors say they were tied to their beds, forced away from their families and sexually abused

 

Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)

Lower Mainland paramedics warn ambulance service critically understaffed

On Aug. 20 there were no ambulances staffed in Maple Ridge

Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)

‘Army on steroids’: Lake Country girl fighting cancer looking for support

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is supported by the Dream Lottery, tickets on sale now

  • Aug 19, 2022
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)
BC NDP candidate Pauline Greaves, running in the Surrey South byelection, received a reconfirmation of the NDP plan to build a $1.7 billion hospital in Cloverdale from Health Minister Adrian Dix in a Thursday morning campaign event in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

NDP, BC Liberal candidates differ sharply on hospital plan

Surrey South byelection kicks into high gear with health debate

BC NDP candidate Pauline Greaves, running in the Surrey South byelection, received a reconfirmation of the NDP plan to build a $1.7 billion hospital in Cloverdale from Health Minister Adrian Dix in a Thursday morning campaign event in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at a B.C. hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.

Longtime resident donates over $197K to Delta Hospital ER

Mary Lou Owen’s gift to fund the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system

Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.
The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Picnic on the Pier raises $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital

Funds will be put towards medical imaging equipment, hospital foundation says

The Picnic on the Pier event, held Thursday, Aug. 4, raised $100,000 for Peace Arch Hospital. (Contributed photo)
Paddlers makes their way toward the start/finish line at Surrey Hospital Foundation “Champion of the Crescent” third annual stand up paddle board charity event at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach in in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The event supports youth mental health programs, with proceeds going towards renewing the outdoor courtyard used by youth in the adolescent day treatment program in Surrey. (Photo by Anna Burns/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Champion of the Crescent crowned as $243K raised for charity

Surrey Hospital Foundation event raised money for adolescent day treatment program

  • Jul 26, 2022
Paddlers makes their way toward the start/finish line at Surrey Hospital Foundation “Champion of the Crescent” third annual stand up paddle board charity event at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach in in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The event supports youth mental health programs, with proceeds going towards renewing the outdoor courtyard used by youth in the adolescent day treatment program in Surrey. (Photo by Anna Burns/Black Press Media)
More than 200 paddlers participated in the 2017 Champion of the Crescent. This year’s event is set for Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Champion of the Crescent event set for Saturday at Crescent Beach

Event is a fundraiser for Surrey Memorial Hospital’s youth mental-health initiatives

More than 200 paddlers participated in the 2017 Champion of the Crescent. This year’s event is set for Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

Primary health care `collapsing’ in B.C. rural communities, critics say

ER closures on northern Vancouver Island called a symptom of larger problem

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)
The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society has donated $600,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)

Auxiliary donates $600K for priority equipment at Delta Hospital

The auxiliary has over 300 volunteers who donate nearly 50,000 hours of services each year

The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society has donated $600,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)
Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)

Campaign aims to get unvaxxed health care workers back in B.C. hospitals

‘Hire Back our Heroes’ campaigners says an entire career should not be tainted by one decision

Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. (B.C. government photo)

Surrey’s next hospital in Cloverdale advancing, Dix says

EllisDon Design Build Inc. and PCL Construction Ltd. shortlisted for design, construction

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. (B.C. government photo)
Tom Holland and Linda Perkins say they feel they can make a real difference as 'patient partners' at Peace Arch Hospital – but more community volunteers are needed to help provide patient perspective in decision-making. Contributed photo

Peace Arch Hospital seeks ‘patient partner’ volunteers

Advisory program ‘decimated by COVID’ is up and running again

Tom Holland and Linda Perkins say they feel they can make a real difference as 'patient partners' at Peace Arch Hospital – but more community volunteers are needed to help provide patient perspective in decision-making. Contributed photo
Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: B.C. firefighters donate $1M for child burn survivors

$1 million from the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Association improves child burn care treatment

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

13-year-old B.C. boy on dialysis looking for kidney donor

Madden Wicker-Vriend has plethora of health issues, but this ‘crisis’ came as a surprise, says mom

Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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