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Service in the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital will be disrupted over two weekends in August due to staffing issues. (The Progress file photo)

Service at Chilliwack General Hospital maternity ward to be disrupted in August

Pregnant women with complications may be diverted to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

 

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

 

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

 

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)

Chilliwack’s Primary Care Centre can’t find doctors

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)
The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo

Mission council calls on Fraser Health executives to start planning healthcare facilities

City officials want Mission to be included in health authority’s 2023 round of master planning

The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo
Dr. Aseem Grover admires a weaving made by Yvette John (right) that now hangs on the wall of the Fraser Canyon Clinic. The weaving was given as a gift in a ceremony on May 25, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope doctor and volunteer both awarded for dedication to roles

Dr. Aseem Grover and Lynda Beecham noted for going ‘Above and Beyond’

Dr. Aseem Grover admires a weaving made by Yvette John (right) that now hangs on the wall of the Fraser Canyon Clinic. The weaving was given as a gift in a ceremony on May 25, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
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)

B.C. safe consumption site marks five years of ‘truly saving lives’

SafePoint in Surrey 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)
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Mission hospital technologists being forced to relocate due to staffing shortage

Chilliwack General Hospital has been unable to recruit technologists, putting the strain on Mission

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Hope’s Mobilization Day is set for May 5.

Hope’s Mobilization Day set for May 5

Group wants to explore issues effecting community and develop ways to address these concerns

Hope’s Mobilization Day is set for May 5.
Dr. Steve Levasseur, retinal surgeon and department head of vitreoretinal surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital, explains how B.C.’s first digitally assisted 3D visualization eye surgery technology works. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

With a ‘55-inch viewing system,’ eye surgery at B.C. hospital gets a 3D boost

The province’s busiest vitreoretinal team, Surrey Memorial surgeons perform roughly 2,500 surgeries a year for patients throughout B.C.

Dr. Steve Levasseur, retinal surgeon and department head of vitreoretinal surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital, explains how B.C.’s first digitally assisted 3D visualization eye surgery technology works. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Mission Punj-Aab Culture Club presents cheque for $21,000 to MATH. During the cheque presentation, it was announced that Sukh Grewal donated $550,000.

PHOTOS: Vaisakhi Mela celebration nearly completes Mission’s CT scanner fundraising

Unexpected $550,000 donation made by developer Sukh Grewal

Mission Punj-Aab Culture Club presents cheque for $21,000 to MATH. During the cheque presentation, it was announced that Sukh Grewal donated $550,000.
Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission Maternity Clinic closure a symptom of B.C.’s physician deficit

Unable to recruit new doctors, 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
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)

Hospital board earmarks nearly $60 million for long term care in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

There are currently 1,597 funded long-term care beds in Fraser East

The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board has earmarked nearly $60 million over two years for new long term care beds in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative photo)
The Fraser East Rapid Access to Addiction Care Clinic (RAAC) team: Vanda Gillon, Maureen BirkBliault, Kathy French, Maria LopesCapobianco, Carmen Baker, Laura Rhodes, and Sandy Wilson. (Fraser Health)

Clinics offering non-judgmental access to addiction care in Chilliwack, Mission

‘People don’t need a diagnosis when they walk in,’ says Fraser Health rep about low-barrier clinics

The Fraser East Rapid Access to Addiction Care Clinic (RAAC) team: Vanda Gillon, Maureen BirkBliault, Kathy French, Maria LopesCapobianco, Carmen Baker, Laura Rhodes, and Sandy Wilson. (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)
Drug checking. (Jay Wallace photo)

Drug-testing pilot seeking non-typical overdose reactions across Fraser East

Participants can have samples tested, share previous OD symptoms with Fraser Health project

Drug checking. (Jay Wallace photo)
Saada Mohammed, a harm reduction worker with Lookout Health and Housing Society, at the new mobile overdose-prevention service in Abbotsford. (Photo: Fraser Health)

New mobile service in Abbotsford monitors drug use to prevent overdoses and death

Customized van on site six hours a day in area of Lonzo Road and Sumas Way

Saada Mohammed, a harm reduction worker with Lookout Health and Housing Society, at the new mobile overdose-prevention service in Abbotsford. (Photo: Fraser Health)
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)

Health authority reverses decision to close B.C. hospital maternity ward

Fraser Health had planned to close Peace Arch Hospital ward for 3 months, starting Jan. 28

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)
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)