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December 2016

High five your health care provider - December 2, 2016
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people in licensing, at Royal Columbian Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Tabor Court.
December 2, 2016
Fraser Health selects proposed sites for supervised consumption and increases addictions treatment
As part of our work to address a significant increase in overdoses across the region, Fraser Health announced two proposed sites for supervised consumption services in Surrey. 
December 6, 2016
VP Guest Blog - Dr. Roy Morton, Vice President Medicine
More than 2000 physicians work in Fraser Health communities, hospitals and facilities.  Dr. Roy Morton is working to develop collaborative relationships with our physician partners to help us in delivering Better Health. Best in Health Care.
December 7, 2016
Fraser Health to host first-ever B.C. health authority hackathon
Taking place January 21st and 22ndFraser Health Hackathon will see local developers compete against each other to find technology-driven solutions to challenges facing the Fraser Health region.
December 12, 2016
In response to an advisory issued by Health Canada, patients who had heart surgery, heart transplant surgery or lung transplant surgery in B.C. where heart-lung bypass was required are being notified of a small risk infection associated with the type of machine used to warm and cool blood during surgery, known as a heater-cooler machine.
December 12, 2016
Preventing patient violence against health care workers is my life's passion
Sheile keeps staff safe from violence. She shares how violence prevention is her life's work.
December 15, 2016
New program makes dramatic changes to South Asian diet
We have been working with local gurdwaras and temples to make changes to their kitchen and food programs, with impressive results, reducing sugar consumption by 25 per cent, and cutting fat by 70 per cent.
December 18, 2016
Stories you loved in 2016
As we wrap up the year at Fraser Health, we’re looking back at stories you loved reading on the Fraser Health Newsroom in 2016.
December 27, 2016
High five your health care provider - December 16, 2016
This week's "High five your health care provider" includes high fives for our amazing people at Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital.
December 16, 2016
New overdose prevention services open in high risk communities
Fraser Health is implementing temporary overdose prevention services in Langley, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge today, recognizing the need to act quickly to respond to the ongoing public health emergency and to respond to the negative impacts of cold weather on our vulnerable populations.
December 19, 2016
Eight ways to use the ER wisely over the holidays
Up to 20 percent of Emergency visits can be avoided, and over the holidays Emergency departments typically see patient visits spike by about 7 percent, so Emergency physicians are offering tips to stay out of the hospital when an illness strikes.
December 20, 2016
New mental health facility moves ahead at Royal Columbian Hospital
Bird Construction has been chosen as the preferred proponent to build the hospital’s new 75-bed mental health and substance use centre expected to open winter 2019.
December 29, 2016
Don't ring in the New Year with an overdose
Ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, Fraser Health reminds people who use drugs to exercise extreme caution when consuming substances, including drugs and alcohol.
December 30, 2016
High five your health care provider - December 30, 2016
This week's high fives include kudos for our amazing people in respiratory therapy and at Peace Arch, Langley Memorial, Burnaby, Delta and Royal Columbian Hospitals. 
December 30, 2016