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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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Flooding collapses ceiling at The Residence in Mission, causing extensive damage

Water leaks a frequent issue at the Fraser Health-run facility, according to BC Nurses’ Union reps

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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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Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)

Breakfast sandwich fundraiser draws in $7,700 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation still have one more fundraiser planned for Hope

Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)
Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack residents being flown to Abbotsford for dialysis treatment

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack dialysis patient questions lack of renal unit in growing city

Rob Irving has to drive to and from Abbotsford three times a week for exhausting dialysis treatments

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, forcing Rob and others who need dialysis to travel several times a week to Abbotsford. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in a medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)

Five patients at Abbotsford Regional Hospital test positive for COVID-19

Fraser Health says outbreak is limited to a medicine unit; emergency department remains open

Five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak in a medicine unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (File photo)
Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)

Extended quarantine ‘very grim’ for residents of B.C. retirement residence: daughter

Health authority procedures questioned after six-week COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House

Fraser Health in mid-September declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Fraser Health is holding walk-in clinic at Chilliwack Mall Oct. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Vaccination clinic coming to Chilliwack Mall in revival of walk-in Wednesday

First, second, and third doses will be administered to those eligible, no appointment needed

Fraser Health is holding walk-in clinic at Chilliwack Mall Oct. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)