Hospitals

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Local anonymous donor encourages others to find fun, creative ways to give back. (Black Press Files)

What is a unique way to contribute to Maple Ridge healthcare?

Anonymous woman donates one dollar to hospital foundation for each correct Jeopardy answer in 2020

Local anonymous donor encourages others to find fun, creative ways to give back. (Black Press Files)
A crane was required to move the new MRI machine into place at Ridge Meadows Hospital this week. It’s expected up and operational in about three months. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge MRI has already served more than 1,000 patients

Imaging machine began work at Ridge Meadows Hospital in November

A crane was required to move the new MRI machine into place at Ridge Meadows Hospital this week. It’s expected up and operational in about three months. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)
Long term care residents like knowing the date . (Blackpress files)

Maple Ridge’s Baillie House puts out call for 2021 calendars for residents

Donations can be dropped off at Ridge Meadows Hospital’s main entrance

Long term care residents like knowing the date . (Blackpress files)
Fraser Health declares outbreak over at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)

Outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital declared over

The outbreak was announced at the end of December in an inpatient rehab unit at Maple Ridge hospital

Fraser Health declares outbreak over at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)
(Photo by Kevin Hill)

40 cases linked to Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Fraser Health says two death are associated with the outbreak

(Photo by Kevin Hill)
A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)

Okanagan mom rushed to Lower Mainland hospital with unborn baby

Just two days after Christmas, Tia’s water broke, but she’s not due until March 20

A Vernon mom was rushed to Vancouver with her unborn child after her water broke two days after Christmas, and 11 weeks too early. (Contributed)
Angela Morel (right) of Operation Santa for Seniors and a Community Services volunteer with a box of gift packs. (Special to The News)

Operation Santa for Seniors gives presents to hundreds in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Incredible response to call for donations of gifts for the elderly

Angela Morel (right) of Operation Santa for Seniors and a Community Services volunteer with a box of gift packs. (Special to The News)
The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)

One death confirmed in relation to COVID-19 outbreak at Greater Victoria hospital

At least 12 people infected with COVID-19 from outbreak

The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)
The COVID-19 outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital was first declared Nov. 5. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge hospital over

The announcement came about Ridge Meadows Hospital at Monday’s briefing

The COVID-19 outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital was first declared Nov. 5. (Image courtesy CDC)