Hospitals

Over the course of the last four years, Maple Ridge’s Kate Smirfitt has fundraised for, made, and delivered about 150 activity bags for kids stuck in hospital. The latest contribution was 68 bags. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)

Teenager keeps giving to children in hospital

Motivated by her own time in hospital, a 18-year-old from Maple Ridge creates activity bags for kids

 

Port McNeill Hospital. (Gazette file photo)

Primary health care `collapsing’ in B.C. rural communities, critics say

ER closures on northern Vancouver Island called a symptom of larger problem

 

Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)

Campaign aims to get unvaxxed health care workers back in B.C. hospitals

‘Hire Back our Heroes’ campaigners says an entire career should not be tainted by one decision

 

Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The NEWS/files)

Ridge Meadows Hospital workers back with Fraser Health

65 housekeeping employees had been with contractor Sodexo

Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The NEWS/files)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. (B.C. government photo)

Surrey’s next hospital in Cloverdale advancing, Dix says

EllisDon Design Build Inc. and PCL Construction Ltd. shortlisted for design, construction

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. (B.C. government photo)
Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: B.C. firefighters donate $1M for child burn survivors

$1 million from the B.C. Professional Fire Fighter’s Association improves child burn care treatment

Group of members of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’, B.C. Children’s Hospital staff, and the McKenzies’ a patient family joining together in front of the hospital (June 14). Provided by B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

13-year-old B.C. boy on dialysis looking for kidney donor

Madden Wicker-Vriend has plethora of health issues, but this ‘crisis’ came as a surprise, says mom

Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Roo – pictured here with paramedic Alana Whiteside – is Peace Arch Hospital’s first ER social-worker dog. (Contributed photo)

Canine employee bringing comfort to White Rock hospital’s patients, staff

‘They’ll literally stop what they’re doing, and they need a cuddle from Roo’

Roo – pictured here with paramedic Alana Whiteside – is Peace Arch Hospital’s first ER social-worker dog. (Contributed photo)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
Oceana PARC residents May Bucholtz and Florence Ross and executive chef Shaun Maclean add to the pot-clanging din at the healthcare workers appreciation event at Peace Arch Hospital Wednesday morning (March 30).

Pot-banging salute returns for Peace Arch Hospital staff

Appreciation event marks second anniversary of short-lived practice

Oceana PARC residents May Bucholtz and Florence Ross and executive chef Shaun Maclean add to the pot-clanging din at the healthcare workers appreciation event at Peace Arch Hospital Wednesday morning (March 30).
A local letter writer shares impressions of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)

LETTER: Retire nurse lauds care at Ridge Meadows Hospital

“Please take a moment to thank all our health-care workers”

  • Mar 17, 2022
A local letter writer shares impressions of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The News files)
Anne Littlewood with Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation president Ron Antalek at a Fund Run finish line, collecting a medal. (Special to The News)

Founder of Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation Fund Run passes

Littlewood will be remembered as run returns in-person this year

Anne Littlewood with Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation president Ron Antalek at a Fund Run finish line, collecting a medal. (Special to The News)
Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘Chasing deer and making friends: B.C. girl running around again after scary fall’

3-year-old Sophia back to being a kid again after 20-foot park fall on to concrete

Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.

Master planning project ahead for three Fraser Health hospitals

Abbotsford, Ridge Meadows and Peace Arch facilities plan will include sustainability concerns

Abbotsford Regional Hospital is one of three Fraser Health hospitals about to undergo a facilities master plan project.
The pay parking machine is covered up at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Hospital parking process flawed

Ridge Meadows Hospital should implement a simple time-used pay system for visitors

  • Feb 27, 2022
The pay parking machine is covered up at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Man dies after skiing accident at B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort

A man died from injuries sustained while skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort over the weekend

Fernie Alpine Resort turnoff on Hwy. 3. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘It’s not OK’: BC Nurses’ Union demands better working conditions

BCNU calling on the general public to write their MLAs demanding better conditions for nurses

A nurse tends to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Russ Curnew with a copy of the ticket that started his campaign against paid parking at the Ridge Meadows Hospital about nine years ago. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge man renews his fight against paid hospital parking

Province has announced free parking at hospitals to end in March

Russ Curnew with a copy of the ticket that started his campaign against paid parking at the Ridge Meadows Hospital about nine years ago. (Neil Corbett/The News)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)

Patients with COVID in Fraser Health may now share hospital rooms with uninfected

Public health officials say hospital space is at a premium

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)