Fraser Health

Members of the Wheeling 8’s dance group go on a roll at Surrey’s Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in 2018, during the club’s 45th-anniversary event. If not for the pandemic, such activities could be socially prescribed as part of a new program involving Fraser Health and DiverseCity Community Resources Society. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Social prescriptions’ connect Surrey seniors to activities and other services they need

Fraser Health-backed program involves GP referrals to a Seniors’ Community Connector with DiverseCity

 

A woman is vaccinated at a Maple Ridge clinic. (Black Press files)

Fraser Health providing priority AZ immunization for people 40+ in COVID hotspots

Six Surrey neighbourhoods, North Delta, PoCo, South Langley Township, and West Abbotsford targeted

 

A simulation lab at Surrey Memorial Hospital has been helping healthcare professionals train during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)

Surrey Memorial Hospital’s simulation lab trains professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Surrey Hospitals Foundation contributing $100K toward new technologies

 

Dr. Bonnie Henry – in a B.C. health order that went into effect April 12 – granted WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce workplace closures with COVID-19 spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

24 workplace closures being enforced in Fraser Health under new COVID-19 order

WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce closures if COVID-19 has spread to 3 or more employees

Dr. Bonnie Henry – in a B.C. health order that went into effect April 12 – granted WorkSafe inspectors the power to enforce workplace closures with COVID-19 spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Photo by Kevin Hill

UPDATE: Two dead as COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Surrey Memorial Hospital

This was the fourth reported outbreak at the facility

Photo by Kevin Hill
Mass vaccination clinics, including this one in North Delta as well as one in South Surrey, were announced by Fraser Health Tuesday (March 23). (Mayor George V. Harvie Twitter photo)

Mass vaccination centres set to open in South Surrey, Cloverdale and Delta

Sites among five in Fraser Health region to be open for appointment booking by end of month

Mass vaccination clinics, including this one in North Delta as well as one in South Surrey, were announced by Fraser Health Tuesday (March 23). (Mayor George V. Harvie Twitter photo)
The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Lack of COVID-19 follow-up care for senior parent concerning for Semiahmoo Peninsula man

Jeff Garrad worried isolated seniors may be left to fend for themselves if they contract virus

The COVID-19 test centre at Peace Arch Hospital on the building’s south side. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Lorraine Gibson, 90, received a COVID-19 immunization at the South Surrey Park and Ride vaccination clinic Monday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey grandmother excited to give ‘big hugs’ after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Lorraine Gibson, 90, was one of several seniors to receive immunization Monday morning

Lorraine Gibson, 90, received a COVID-19 immunization at the South Surrey Park and Ride vaccination clinic Monday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)

COVID-19 outbreak, 44 cases reported at B.C. glass manufacturer

So far, 44 employees at Vitrum have tested positive, and the FHA has ordered vaccinations

Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)
Fraser Health’s COVID-19 test collection centre at the South Surrey Park & Ride. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)

Surrey showing slight uptick in weekly cases

Henry warns of possible increase in COVID-19 cases, specifically in Fraser Health

Fraser Health’s COVID-19 test collection centre at the South Surrey Park & Ride. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. (Photo: Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)

COVID-19 vaccination bookings start Monday for some Surrey seniors

First up is seniors aged 90-plus, and Indigenous seniors, elders aged 65-plus

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. (Photo: Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)

Nurse assaulted at Abbotsford hospital in same ward as 2019 dumbbell attack

‘Completely unacceptable that nurses continue to be assaulted,’ says union president

Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Black Press file photo)
Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at Chilliwack General and Surrey Memorial

The medicine units are temporarily closed but ERs remain open, according to Fraser Health update

Hospital outbreaks included in Fraser Health update Feb. 28, 2021. (Black Press file)
The entrance at Fleetwood Villa in Surrey. (Photo: dignified.ca)
The entrance at Fleetwood Villa in Surrey. (Photo: dignified.ca)
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATED: No injunction against Fraser Valley churches holding services violating health orders

B.C.’s chief justice denied an application for an injunction Wednesday morning

Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), was one of three churches, including in Langley and Abbotsford, involved in the petition to the court and the injunction fight. (Black Press Media files)
Hilton Villa Seniors Community in Surrey. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)

Deadly COVID-19 outbreak over at Surrey long-term care facility

Ministry of Health said outbreak was over Thursday

Hilton Villa Seniors Community in Surrey. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)
Motorists wait to enter a Fraser Health COVID-19 testing facility, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 9, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Surrey, Fraser Health seeing decrease in COVID-19 cases from fall peak

Health minister says Fraser Health cases account for about 40% of province total

Motorists wait to enter a Fraser Health COVID-19 testing facility, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 9, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (Peace Arch News photo)

Deadly White Rock Evergreen Baptist COVID-19 outbreak declared over

Outbreak that began before Christmas infected 52, claimed six lives

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society. (Peace Arch News photo)
Mountain View Manor in Delta. (Photo: deltahospitalauxiliary.org)
Mountain View Manor in Delta. (Photo: deltahospitalauxiliary.org)
According to the Feb. 2 COVID-19 joint statement from the Ministry of Health and the provincial health officer, there is now an outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)
According to the Feb. 2 COVID-19 joint statement from the Ministry of Health and the provincial health officer, there is now an outbreak at CareLife Fleetwood. (Photo: fraserhealth.ca)