Hospitals

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

New Surrey hospital gets a permit approved

Surrey council approved a variance permit to KPU related to the hospital

 

Megan Loxterkamp (inset) is due to give birth to her and husband Alex’s baby girl on July 9, 2021 – the day after Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is to go on diversion. (Tracy Holmes photo/Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity diversion ‘not ideal’ for couple awaiting birth of first child

‘I don’t want her to give birth on the side of the road,’ says expectant White Rock dad

 

Maternity patients are being asking to avoid Peace Arch Hospital July 8-19 if they need labour and delivery services. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital to divert maternity patients

Health authority says temporary measure is in response to ‘gap in pediatric coverage’ July 8-19

 

COVID-19 townhall

White Rock COVID Town Hall hears from community organizations

More hope expressed in planning for future events

COVID-19 townhall
In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)

2 deaths, 8 hospitalizations spark safety warning for B.C. parents over open windows, balconies

‘The injuries we see from window falls are devastating for everyone,’ says Michelle Dodds of BC Children’s Hospital

In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)
Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in December that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (File photo: Malin Jordan)

Health minister expects construction of Surrey’s new hospital in Cloverdale to begin in 2023, open in 2027

Adrian Dix spoke Tuesday in a Zoom meeting hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade concerning the new hospital

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in December that Surrey’s new hospital will be located in Cloverdale, next to KPU. (File photo: Malin Jordan)
Meet “Chip,” the new virtual pet at Surrey Memorial Hospital’s children centre. (Screengrab: Surrey Hospitals Foundation
Meet “Chip,” the new virtual pet at Surrey Memorial Hospital’s children centre. (Screengrab: Surrey Hospitals Foundation
B.C. Nurses’ Union is urging the province to address the violence nurses are facing at work as well as a staffing shortage that’s fueling widespread burnout among workers. (Black Press Media files)

‘Nurses are giving up’: Union calls on province to address violence, staff shortages

Top issues were made known this week at B.C. Nurses’ Union annual convention, which saw 500 nurses attend virtually

B.C. Nurses’ Union is urging the province to address the violence nurses are facing at work as well as a staffing shortage that’s fueling widespread burnout among workers. (Black Press Media files)
Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)

‘I’m still alive’: B.C. burn survivor shares road to recovery after candle accident

For more than a year after her accident, Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas couldn’t look in the mirror. Now, she’s learning to accept her scars.

Vancouver resident Angélica Vargas, 41, suffered third-degree burns to half her body after a candle lit a dress she was wearing on fire at a dinner party in November 2019. (Submitted)
SkyTrain’s end of the line, for now, in Whalley. (File photo)

Provincial budget watchers lament no mention of Surrey SkyTrain expansion

But $1.66 billion is earmarked for a second hospital for Surrey, in Cloverdale

SkyTrain’s end of the line, for now, in Whalley. (File photo)
A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)

Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school

BC Children’s Hospital plans to provide 1,200 kits to Vancouver district schools this April

A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)
Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)

White Rock and South Surrey keeping pace with pandemic, council told

Health Services executive director says vaccinations, preventative measures on-track

Peace Arch Hospital has not had a COVID-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, executive director of White Rock and South Surrey and Delta Health Services Carol Wiebe says. (File photo)
Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss, is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) and pelvic pain specialist at the Surrey Chronic Pain Clinic. (Photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Hospital foundation invests in 3D-ultrasound machine for Surrey pain clinic

It’s meant to help improve diagnosis for women’s health conditions

Dr. Claudine Storness-Bliss, is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) and pelvic pain specialist at the Surrey Chronic Pain Clinic. (Photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)
Bryan Adams with his mom, Jane Adams Clark, at Lions Gate Hospital. (Bryan Adams)

Bryan Adams gives shout out to North Shore hospital

The singer’s mom was in Lions Gate Hospital for care

Bryan Adams with his mom, Jane Adams Clark, at Lions Gate Hospital. (Bryan Adams)
Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Kevin Hill photo)

13 dead after Surrey Memorial Hospital outbreak

115 cases of COVID-19 were reported since Nov. 18

Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Kevin Hill photo)
Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital. PAHF adopted an interstellar theme for its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)

LETTERS: Donors’ generosity makes PAH Foundation’s work possible

Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital

  • Feb 8, 2021
Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital. PAHF adopted an interstellar theme for its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)
From left, Rand Cowell and Gary Cowell from the Cowell Foundation present a cheque to Kate Ludlam, director of philanthropy at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospital receives $250K from Cowell Foundation

A portion of the money will go towards two “critically needed” anterooms

From left, Rand Cowell and Gary Cowell from the Cowell Foundation present a cheque to Kate Ludlam, director of philanthropy at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. (Contributed photo)
The interventional oncology team at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The Surrey Hospitals Foundation has invested in innovative technologies to kickstart a new Interventional Oncology service at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)

Surrey Memorial home to machines for ‘minimally invasive’ cancerous tumours treatments

Technology can freeze, burn tumours without need for surgery

The interventional oncology team at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The Surrey Hospitals Foundation has invested in innovative technologies to kickstart a new Interventional Oncology service at Surrey Memorial Hospital. (Submitted photo: Yvonne Chiang)
(Photo by Kevin Hill)

40 cases linked to Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health says two death are associated with the outbreak

(Photo by Kevin Hill)
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (File photo)

UPDATE: Peace Arch Hospital staff did not jump COVID-19 vaccine queue: Fraser Health

Director who received leftover dose defined as ‘priority staff’ member

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the building’s south side. (File photo)