Hospitals

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)
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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)
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LETTERS: Wonderful care received during two visits to Peace Arch Hospital surgical unit

Editor: Words cannot express our gratitude for the wonderful care I received…

  • Jan 20, 2022
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LETTERS: Rule requiring N95 mask to be replaced by less safe one, illogical

Editor: Saturday morning, Jan. 8, I went to Peace Arch Hospital for…

  • Jan 20, 2022
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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)
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)