Hospitals

Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.

Master planning project ahead for three Fraser Health hospitals

Abbotsford, Ridge Meadows and Peace Arch facilities plan will include sustainability concerns

Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.
Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's second annual Bunny Hop is set for the Easter long weekend, and organizers hope to host a warm-up for those who turn out on April 15, 2022 to pick up their event packages. (File photo)
Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's second annual Bunny Hop is set for the Easter long weekend, and organizers hope to host a warm-up for those who turn out on April 15, 2022 to pick up their event packages. (File photo)
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Map with the location for the new Cloverdale hospital. New B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon recently said the site across from KPU is ‘not a great location’ for a second Surrey hospital. (Handout)
Map with the location for the new Cloverdale hospital. New B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon recently said the site across from KPU is ‘not a great location’ for a second Surrey hospital. (Handout)
Using an interstellar theme, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation held its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation to finally host ‘La Dolce Vita’ gala

Event, which was supposed to be held in 2020, was postponed twice due to COVID-19

Using an interstellar theme, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation held its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)
B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announces the beginning of expansion work at Peace Arch Hospital during a January 2019 press conference. On Friday (Feb. 4) just over three years later, the province announced the work, costing $91.05 million, is complete. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Expansion of Peace Arch Hospital emergency ward, surgical suites now complete

Improvements, first announced in 2015, cost just over $91 million to carry out

B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announces the beginning of expansion work at Peace Arch Hospital during a January 2019 press conference. On Friday (Feb. 4) just over three years later, the province announced the work, costing $91.05 million, is complete. (Nick Greenizan photo)
A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘It’s not OK’: BC Nurses’ Union demands better working conditions

BCNU calling on the general public to write their MLAs demanding better conditions for nurses

A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Representatives of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation appearing before White Rock council thanked residents for expressing their concerns about a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward, including participating in a protest outside the hospital on Jan. 20. (File photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity closure reversal a ‘short-term fix,’ board chair tells White Rock council

Foundation, White Rock council continue to push for pediatric recruitment

Representatives of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation appearing before White Rock council thanked residents for expressing their concerns about a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward, including participating in a protest outside the hospital on Jan. 20. (File photo)
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

LETTERS: Hospital requirement to switch masks, actually makes a lot of sense

N95 masks are better quality, but no way to know how long it’s been worn

  • Jan 27, 2022
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker said a Safe Surrey Coalition tweet disrespects hard work by mothers and expecting mothers to avert a temporary closure of Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward. File photo

White Rock mayor blasts tweet claiming McCallum averted maternity ward closure

Darryl Walker credits political pressure applied by mothers’ group

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker said a Safe Surrey Coalition tweet disrespects hard work by mothers and expecting mothers to avert a temporary closure of Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward. File photo
Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, gives a Zoom update on the new Surrey hospital to members of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21. (Image via Zoom)

Cloverdale hospital groundbreaking scheduled for summer 2023

Adrian Dix spoke to the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce to give an update on new hospital for Surrey

Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health, gives a Zoom update on the new Surrey hospital to members of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21. (Image via Zoom)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)

Patients with COVID in Fraser Health may now share hospital rooms with uninfected

Public health officials say hospital space is at a premium

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Head of Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward ‘optimistic’ about department’s stability

Fraser Health reversed decision to temporarily close ward amid community backlash

A protest of about 75 people gathered at Peace Arch Hospital Thursday to show the community’s frustration with a Fraser Health decision to temporarily close the maternity ward. The decision was reversed later Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Expectant mother Jenny Bray said her carefully made birth plans are now up in the air, after Fraser Health announced on Friday that it will close Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity department for three months, beginning Jan. 28. The ministry of health said women will be diverted to Langley Memorial Hospital for delivery instead. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Fraser Health decision to close Peace Arch Hospital maternity widely criticized

Expectant mother, Jenny Bray, among many left to find alternative solution

Expectant mother Jenny Bray said her carefully made birth plans are now up in the air, after Fraser Health announced on Friday that it will close Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity department for three months, beginning Jan. 28. The ministry of health said women will be diverted to Langley Memorial Hospital for delivery instead. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group plans respectful protests for this Thursday and Saturday across 16 Avenue from Peace Arch Hospital in response to a Fraser Health decision to close the maternity unit temporarily. File photo

Peace Arch Hospital protests planned over maternity ‘diversion’

South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group fears closure of unit may not be temporary

A South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group plans respectful protests for this Thursday and Saturday across 16 Avenue from Peace Arch Hospital in response to a Fraser Health decision to close the maternity unit temporarily. File photo
Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure jeopardizes safety, advocate says

Fraser Health said ward to be closed for three months

Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)
Peace Arch Hospital. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward to close for 3 months ‘or longer’: source

Shortage of pediatric coverage blamed for diversion of expectant mothers

  • Jan 14, 2022
Peace Arch Hospital. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Fraser Health offers apology to woman who gave birth in Surrey Memorial Hospital lobby

Pawandeep Samra gave birth on her fourth visit to SMH, after being sent home three times earlier that day

Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department entrance. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A $2.8 million grand prize package home for BC Children’s Hospital’s 2022 Choices Lottery is located at 13156 19A Ave. in Ocean Park. Contributed photo.

Prize homes in South Surrey, White Rock valued at nearly $3 million each

BC Children’s Hospital lottery tickets on sale now

A $2.8 million grand prize package home for BC Children’s Hospital’s 2022 Choices Lottery is located at 13156 19A Ave. in Ocean Park. Contributed photo.
Health Minister Adrian Dix is seen in December, 2019 after announcing that a new hospital will be built in Cloverdale. Dix will offer an update on the new hospital Jan. 21 via Zoom. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

UPDATE: Adrian Dix to give info on new hospital in Cloverdale

Zoom webinar replaces in-person luncheon

Health Minister Adrian Dix is seen in December, 2019 after announcing that a new hospital will be built in Cloverdale. Dix will offer an update on the new hospital Jan. 21 via Zoom. (File photo: Malin Jordan)