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From left: SafePoint’s Hyeth Manlosa, Ian Fraser, and Megan White. After five years in operation, SafePoint staff have reversed 2,845 drug poisonings, according to Fraser Health. (Photo submitted)

SafePoint safe consumption site marks five years of ‘truly saving lives’ in Surrey

Facility has seen 300,000 visits from 3,533 people, with 2,845 drug poisonings reversed

From left: SafePoint’s Hyeth Manlosa, Ian Fraser, and Megan White. After five years in operation, SafePoint staff have reversed 2,845 drug poisonings, according to Fraser Health. (Photo submitted)
A cart-wash station is among new technology added to Peace Arch Hospital’s medical device reprocessing unit, which was expanded during the hospital’s recently completed improvements. (Fraser Health Authority photo)

‘Heart’ of White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital moving to faster, more efficient beat

Medical-device reprocessing department manager lauds upgrades to behind-the-scenes operation

A cart-wash station is among new technology added to Peace Arch Hospital’s medical device reprocessing unit, which was expanded during the hospital’s recently completed improvements. (Fraser Health Authority photo)
Dr. Festus Kwakye, a fellow of retinal surgeon Dr. Steve Levasseur, demonstrating B.C.’s first digitally assisted 3D visualization eye surgery technology. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

With a ‘55-inch viewing system,’ eye surgery at Surrey Memorial gets a 3D boost

Surrey is the home of the province’s busiest vitreoretinal surgery team

Dr. Festus Kwakye, a fellow of retinal surgeon Dr. Steve Levasseur, demonstrating B.C.’s first digitally assisted 3D visualization eye surgery technology. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Fraser Valley maternity clinic closure a symptom of B.C.’s physician deficit

Unable to recruit new doctors, Mission clinic no longer accepting patients as of April 1

Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Dr. Teresa Cheung, a researcher with SFU’s ImageTech Lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)

Autism research at Surrey Memorial Hospital gets $1M boost

Funding is for a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, Fraser Health and others

Dr. Teresa Cheung, a researcher with SFU’s ImageTech Lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Fraser Health)
Therapy dog Sophie with her owner Barbara at the Abbotsford COVID-19 Immunization Clinic. (St. John Ambulance photo)

St. John Ambulance Therapy dogs soothe nerves while working at Abbotsford COVID clinic

Wagging tails and puppy kisses greet visitors and staff at Fraser Health immunization clinic

Therapy dog Sophie with her owner Barbara at the Abbotsford COVID-19 Immunization Clinic. (St. John Ambulance photo)
Surrey resident Sue L’Heureux was serious ill with COVID-19 in January, when she was signed up for Fraser Health’s Home Health Monitoring Team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

When ill with COVID and scared, Surrey woman welcomed help of Home Health Monitoring Team

‘If I didn’t have that daily call, I would have been a basket-case,’ Whalley resident recalled

Surrey resident Sue L’Heureux was serious ill with COVID-19 in January, when she was signed up for Fraser Health’s Home Health Monitoring Team. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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)
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Peace Arch Hospital over: Fraser Health

Outbreak at PAH’s Foundation Lodge first announced Jan. 7

  • Jan 31, 2022
Peace Arch Hospital. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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 rapid COVID-19 test swab is processed at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (File photo: Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)

Fraser Health now distributing rapid COVID tests at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park

It will be open seven days a week, but by appointment-only

A rapid COVID-19 test swab is processed at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (File photo: Brittany Murray/The Orange County Register via AP)
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. (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)
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge

6 residents, 3 staff members have tested positive at South Surrey long-term care facility

  • Jan 7, 2022
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge. (File photo)
White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society is among a handful of facilities in White Rock/South Surrey to have new COVID-19 outbreaks. (Peace Arch News photo)

COVID-19 outbreaks declared at White Rock’s Evergreen Baptist, 3 Surrey facilities

Evergreen Baptist Care Society has been site of 2 previous outbreaks

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society is among a handful of facilities in White Rock/South Surrey to have new COVID-19 outbreaks. (Peace Arch News photo)
About 29.1 per cent of Surrey’s 5-to-11 age group have had their single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while about 93 per cent of those 12 and older have had at least two doses. (Photo: Metro creative stock)

COVID-19 vaccination rates hit 29% for 5- to 11-year-olds in Surrey

Meanwhile, 93% aged 12 and over have had two doses

About 29.1 per cent of Surrey’s 5-to-11 age group have had their single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while about 93 per cent of those 12 and older have had at least two doses. (Photo: Metro creative stock)
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)
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)
The lineup to get into the COVID-19 testing and immunization centre at 14577 66 Ave. in Surrey on Dec. 21, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Fraser Health to reopen 3 Surrey COVID vaccine clinics to help with booster rollout

Surrey North site increasing to seven days a week in January

The lineup to get into the COVID-19 testing and immunization centre at 14577 66 Ave. in Surrey on Dec. 21, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)