Hospitals

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

 

Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Mini-golf contest in Maple Ridge Saturday helps raise money for hospital

All proceeds from the Haney Builders fun fundraiser will go to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

 

Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Hospital staff save Maple Ridge woman by finding blood clots

Local letter writer grateful for care received

  • Jul 9, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
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

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)
The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation purchased three new wheelchairs for the rehabilitation department. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital receives three specialized wheelchairs

The three wheelchairs are on list of priority items the hospital foundation is fundraising for

The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation purchased three new wheelchairs for the rehabilitation department. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Hospital. (THE NEWS/files)

Woman says multiple patients at Ridge Meadows Hospital had COVID-19

Fraser Health says the definition of an outbreak has changed since start of pandemic

Ridge Meadows Hospital. (THE NEWS/files)
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)
Ashley and her father Tom Paine. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge senior lost leg to gangrene while in long term care centre

Daughter says they raised concerns about bruises on toes

Ashley and her father Tom Paine. (Special to The News)
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)
Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)

Double lung recipient plans to partake in Maple Ridge run to give back

The 18th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run is virtual this year

Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)
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)
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)
Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (News files)

Outbreak at Maple Ridge hospital declared over

Fraser Health says there are no longer any cases at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (News files)
Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxiliary donates 30K to hospital foundation

Big contribution provided despite thrift store shutting down; gift shop closed for eight months

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)

Five test positive for virus at Maple Ridge hospital

Fraser Health says outbreak was declared after evidence of transmission in medicine unit

Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)
The artwork is by Caitlin Legault who is not the only local person grateful to those who work in health care. A local letter writer recently had to go to hospital and wanted everyone there to know that their efforts are appreciated. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows letter writer grateful for all those who cared for her at hospital

Staff in every department worthy of praise, local woman says

  • Feb 27, 2021
The artwork is by Caitlin Legault who is not the only local person grateful to those who work in health care. A local letter writer recently had to go to hospital and wanted everyone there to know that their efforts are appreciated. (Special to The News)
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)
The Rai Family have donated more than $150,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital/ Facebook)

Maple Ridge roofing company aids with ailing babes

H&I Roofing donated $10,000 to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundaiton

The Rai Family have donated more than $150,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital/ Facebook)