Hospitals

Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Health Department says data from the last 24 hours indicates a 140-jump in hospitalization from the previous day, for a total of 2,436. The province is also reporting 11,007 new cases of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COVID hospitalizations nearing or reaching record highs in several provinces

Many provinces imposed a weeklong delay in the return to in-person schooling

Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Health Department says data from the last 24 hours indicates a 140-jump in hospitalization from the previous day, for a total of 2,436. The province is also reporting 11,007 new cases of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Baby Joshua of Langley was Fraser Health’s first baby of 2022, born at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1. (Contributed photo)

Fraser Health’s first baby of 2022 born in Surrey

Langley parents welcomed Joshua at 12:05 a.m., while White Rock’s New Year baby arrived at 1:33 a.m.

Baby Joshua of Langley was Fraser Health’s first baby of 2022, born at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1. (Contributed photo)
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Abbotsford hospital workers receive surprise Christmas cards

Around 300 cards delivered to cars in staff parking lot thanking employees for hard work

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Letters from stem cell recipients to thier anonymous donors are bringing cheer this holiday season. (Photo illustration by Black Press with photo from Why We Swab)

Canadian stem cell recipients share heartwarming letters to anonymous donors

Why We Swab: Correspondence shared in awareness campaign to recruit more donors

Letters from stem cell recipients to thier anonymous donors are bringing cheer this holiday season. (Photo illustration by Black Press with photo from Why We Swab)
White Rock RCMP say an incident at MLA Trevor Halford’s office on Dec. 8 highlights the challenges of helping people whose criminal or otherwise concerning activities are clearly tied to mental health and substance use. (File photo)
White Rock RCMP say an incident at MLA Trevor Halford’s office on Dec. 8 highlights the challenges of helping people whose criminal or otherwise concerning activities are clearly tied to mental health and substance use. (File photo)
South Surrey friends Michaela Han (left) and Lindsay Liu (right) created an online charitable initiative selling art, with proceeds supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pair sell paintings, holiday cards in support of Children’s Hospital

Lindsay Liu and Michaela Han have created Elgin Art Studio Charity, which sells art online

South Surrey friends Michaela Han (left) and Lindsay Liu (right) created an online charitable initiative selling art, with proceeds supporting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)
The Unger family on the White Rock Promenade. From left: Naomi, Randy, Spencer, Sarah and Marcie. (Contributed photo)

Fundraising campaign honours longtime Peace Arch Hospital staffer

‘She just wouldn’t know that she was worthy of something so fantastic’

The Unger family on the White Rock Promenade. From left: Naomi, Randy, Spencer, Sarah and Marcie. (Contributed photo)
Map with the location for the new Surrey hospital in Cloverdale. (Handout)

Cloverdale hospital project moves ahead

New hospital will have a state-of-the-art cancer centre

Map with the location for the new Surrey hospital in Cloverdale. (Handout)
The White Rock Ambassadors and the Semiahmoo group of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary are teaming up for a Christmas sale next month. (Contributed photo)
The White Rock Ambassadors and the Semiahmoo group of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary are teaming up for a Christmas sale next month. (Contributed photo)
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medical researchers in history and popular culture?

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic

Double Your Impact: Meet Surrey’s Positive Health Clinic

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Nov 18, 2021
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic
Dr. Anish Kanungo, Movement Disorders Clinic team, Surrey Memorial Hospitals Foundation

Double Your Impact: Supporting neurological care in Surrey

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Nov 4, 2021
Dr. Anish Kanungo, Movement Disorders Clinic team, Surrey Memorial Hospitals Foundation
Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)

Bids start at $25K for lunch with Jimmy Pattison in Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraiser

‘Lunch with a Leader’ charity auction campaign launched with series of ‘qualifying questions’

Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)
Brendan Havisto, second from right, had a stroke in February of 2020, leading to a series of tests, before finally taking part in a pilot project that started this week. He’s pictured his wife and kids (from left), Franklin, Sarah, Oliver and Alice. (submitted photo: Brendan Havisto)

New technology at Surrey Memorial Hospital could be ‘game-changing’ for stroke patients

Surrey Hospitals Foundations helps fund injectable cardiac monitor in the lead up to World Stroke Day

Brendan Havisto, second from right, had a stroke in February of 2020, leading to a series of tests, before finally taking part in a pilot project that started this week. He’s pictured his wife and kids (from left), Franklin, Sarah, Oliver and Alice. (submitted photo: Brendan Havisto)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey philanthropists share appetite to help health-care workers

Vern and Helga Höing donate funds for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)
Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Legacy toy drive a tribute to ‘happy, smiling’ South Surrey baby

Parents of eight-month-old Blake Rowdon find comfort in memorial effort

Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)

Vancouver Island sees far more surgery delays due to COVID-19 than rest of B.C.

157 surgeries postponed at Island hospitals Sept. 26 to Oct. 2; next highest health authority had 57

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)
South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)

Well-known South Surrey businessman named chair of children’s hospital foundation board

Darrell Jones – president of Save-On-Foods – appointed

South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)

South Surrey ‘Trunk Treasures’ sale a first for hospital auxiliary

Organizers hope Sept. 25 event will boost coffers after 18-month pandemic-imposed lull

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)
Peace Arch Duty Free Shop president Peter Raju and his wife Usha hosted a fundraiser last week to benefit the Diabetes Transformation Project at BC Children’s Hospital. Their store reopened last month after being closed since March 2020. (File photo)

Peace Arch Duty Free owners help raise $540K for children’s diabetes program

‘It takes a village’ event was held in Richmond on Aug. 26

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop president Peter Raju and his wife Usha hosted a fundraiser last week to benefit the Diabetes Transformation Project at BC Children’s Hospital. Their store reopened last month after being closed since March 2020. (File photo)