Fraser Health

Heather Giuriato helped Langley Hospice Society acquire its new wind phone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Hospice’s wind phone for connecting with those we’ve lost

Phone gives people space to talk to lost loved ones

 

WEB POLL: More rats in the community?

Have you noticed more rodents where you live?

 

Bonita and Don Findlay pictured on a trip in Italy in 2005. (Photo: Anna Burns)

B.C. widow grateful MAID allowed her husband to die with dignity, compassion

Woman recalls experience as changes loom over who can access medically assisted death

 

Dr. Emily Newhouse, a Fraser Health medical health officer (inset), said an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS), set up in tents near Langley Memorial Hospital, was opened as a temporary measure, while the FHA continues searching for a more permanent site. (FHA/Dan Ferguson, Langley Advance Times)

Location of overdose prevention site in Langley is temporary: Fraser Health

‘We’ve been looking for two years’ authority spokesperson says

Dr. Emily Newhouse, a Fraser Health medical health officer (inset), said an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS), set up in tents near Langley Memorial Hospital, was opened as a temporary measure, while the FHA continues searching for a more permanent site. (FHA/Dan Ferguson, Langley Advance Times)
Two tents and a van with a Lookout Housing and Health Society logo were set up in the parking lot of the Memorial Cottage psychiatric rehabilitation facility next to Langley Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Concern about safe injection site going up next to Langley psychiatric rehabilitation facility

‘I am not opposed to safe drug injection sites, but why this location?’ relative of patient asks

Two tents and a van with a Lookout Housing and Health Society logo were set up in the parking lot of the Memorial Cottage psychiatric rehabilitation facility next to Langley Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)

Questions about care after Abbotsford woman’s burns not taken seriously

Third-degree burns on elderly woman’s legs not given priority at ARH, but they were at Vancouver General Hospital

A family member holds Ruth Harris’s hand in Vancouver General Hospital. (Submitted)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The British Columbia government will reopen 20 hospital emergency operations centres set up for COVID-19 to deal with an expected surge in flu, respiratory illness and COVID cases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Langley seniors well vaccinated as next COVID variant looms

The newest Omicron variant has been nicknamed the Kraken

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference, in Vancouver, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. The British Columbia government will reopen 20 hospital emergency operations centres set up for COVID-19 to deal with an expected surge in flu, respiratory illness and COVID cases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley Memorial Hospital critical care unit Dr. Kevin McDermid (centre) and staffer Amanda Hogewoning (R) got a surprise Tuesday, a box full of holiday popcorn. The thank-you from some transplant patients was part of a 2018 BC Transplant campaign. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Memorial Hospital critical care unit Dr. Kevin McDermid (centre) and staffer Amanda Hogewoning (R) got a surprise Tuesday, a box full of holiday popcorn. The thank-you from some transplant patients was part of a 2018 BC Transplant campaign. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Memorial Hospital. (Langley Memorial Hospital Facebook)

WEB POLL: Looking for a family doctor, or given up?

It’s been a frustrating search for many British Columbians

  • Dec 1, 2022
Langley Memorial Hospital. (Langley Memorial Hospital Facebook)
Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)

B.C. residential mental health facility to close over lack of funding

Owner worried over fate of residents as Fraser Health declines to enter contract with new owner

Buena Vista Lodge, a mental health facility with 12 beds, has been in operation in White Rock for over 50 years. The beds at the facility are funded by Fraser Health, but that funding will cease in June once the facility has been sold to a new owner. (Unsplash photo)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Photo courtesy SFUSD

Fraser Health offering ‘exciting’ bivalent booster vaccine against COVID-19

Doctor says ‘it should help your body to mount an immune response against a variety of strains of COVID-19’

Photo courtesy SFUSD
New germ disinfection pods allow Fraser Health hospitals to disinfect equipment with UV light. (Fraser Health photo)

Robots using UV light to kill viruses and bacteria in Fraser Valley hospitals

Robots can disinfect rooms in as fast as 20 minutes and have done nearly 62,000 rooms in 21 months

  • Aug 29, 2022
New germ disinfection pods allow Fraser Health hospitals to disinfect equipment with UV light. (Fraser Health photo)
Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

IN OUR VIEW: B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.
Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you have a family doctor?

Are you still looking, or have you given up?

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)
Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at a B.C. hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
The recently installed automated external defibrillator (AEDs) in McLeod Athletic Park is placed near the running track and stadium stands. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

New defibrillator in Langley park could save lives

Recently installed equipment at McLeod Athletic Park provide assistance in cases of cardiac arrest

The recently installed automated external defibrillator (AEDs) in McLeod Athletic Park is placed near the running track and stadium stands. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
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

High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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

A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)
A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Mosquito swarms irk visitors to Fort Langley, Fraser River’s shores

This is one of the worst years for mosquitoes in a while

A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)