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A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector, says Surrey Fire

With more cases of carbon monoxide poisoning happening in the winter months,…

 

Bonita and Don Findlay pictured on a trip in Italy in 2005. (Photo: Anna Burns)

MAID: ‘A compassionate medical option for people who want to choose how they end their life’

Surrey widow recalls heart-wrenching experience as changes loom over who can access MAID

 

A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)

Questions about care after Abbotsford woman’s burns not taken seriously

Third-degree burns on elderly woman’s legs not given priority at ARH, but they were at Vancouver General Hospital

 

Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)

Both Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch hospitals welcome baby boys on Jan. 1

White Rock, Surrey families adjust to new infants born at 2:45 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. New Year’s Day

Maninder Singh Waraich with son Rhudav Singh Waraich, who was Surrey Memorial Hospital’s first baby, born at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. (contributed photo)
Snow and cold temperatures resulted in rumours that Peace Arch Hospital’s heating system was ‘broken’, but that’s not the case, according to Fraser Health. (File photo)

Snow, low temperatures to blame for PAH ‘drafts’ – Fraser Health

Authority says cold spell to blame for rumours of ‘broken’ heating system

Snow and cold temperatures resulted in rumours that Peace Arch Hospital’s heating system was ‘broken’, but that’s not the case, according to Fraser Health. (File photo)
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Virtual care might be a good option for health advice during holidays, Fraser Health says

Virtual care operates 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Artist’s rendering of what the new Cloverdale hospital may look like. (Image via Fraser Health)

Fraser Health wants feedback on new Cloverdale hospital

Fraser Health now offering six avenues for Surreyites to provide input

Artist’s rendering of what the new Cloverdale hospital may look like. (Image via Fraser Health)
Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

Mental health housing facility shutting down in White Rock after 50 years in operation

Loss of funding leads to concerns over relocation of long-term residents

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
There is a growing need for mental health support in B.C. (File Photo)

World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10

The goal of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues

There is a growing need for mental health support in B.C. (File Photo)
Photo courtesy SFUSD

Fraser Health offering ‘exciting’ bivalent booster vaccine against COVID-19

Doctor says ‘it should help your body to mount an immune response against a variety of strains of COVID-19’

Photo courtesy SFUSD
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
New germ disinfection pods allow Fraser Health hospitals to disinfect equipment with UV light. (Fraser Health photo)

Robots using UV light to kill viruses and bacteria in Fraser Valley hospitals

Robots can disinfect rooms in as fast as 20 minutes and have done nearly 62,000 rooms in 21 months

  • Aug 29, 2022
New germ disinfection pods allow Fraser Health hospitals to disinfect equipment with UV light. (Fraser Health 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)
High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VIDEO: Know how to keep cool, help others, in the coming heat wave, says Fraser Health

With temperatures about to soar in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley area, there are ways to keep cool

High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)

New Fraser Health study looks at links between ER opioid prescriptions and overdoses

Counselling could help patients who are injured and at risk of overdose from opioids

A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)
Housekeeping services workers at 18 Fraser Health sites — including Delta Hospital, Mountain View Manor and the Irene Thomas Hospice — will shift back to direct employment by the health authority in July, almost 20 years after the service they provide was contracted out to private companies. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Fraser Health bringing housekeeping services at Delta Hospital in-house

474 housekeeping services workers at 18 sites will become Fraser Health Authority employees in July

Housekeeping services workers at 18 Fraser Health sites — including Delta Hospital, Mountain View Manor and the Irene Thomas Hospice — will shift back to direct employment by the health authority in July, almost 20 years after the service they provide was contracted out to private companies. (Grace Kennedy photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Health is warning of of “increased risk of overdose’ from opioids from both injection and inhalation after “high levels of benzodiazepines” being found in different samples being sold in Surrey. Pictured, an injection of naloxone. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Fraser Health warns of ‘increased risk of overdose’ from opioids in Surrey

Health authority says ‘high levels of benzodiazepines’ found in different samples being sold

Fraser Health is warning of of “increased risk of overdose’ from opioids from both injection and inhalation after “high levels of benzodiazepines” being found in different samples being sold in Surrey. Pictured, an injection of naloxone. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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