Fraser Health is asking pregnant women in labour not to come to Ridge Meadows Hospital temporarily, beginning today and concluding on Tuesday, February 14th.
Whenever possible during this time period, expectant mothers in labour should instead proceed to Langley Memorial Hospital. But in cases of urgent need, they should go to the Emergency Department nearest to them. If the mother believes she is having complications, she should call 9-1-1.
Expectant mothers who have pre-existing plans to deliver at Ridge Meadows should also attend Langley Memorial Hospital for their delivery. If they have any questions, they should contact their family physician and/or their midwife.
This diversion for labour and delivery is due to personal emergency circumstances affecting obstetrician coverage at Ridge Meadows Hospital. The diversion does not impact other health care services at the hospital.
For information on pregnancy and our maternity hospitals, visit fraserhealth.ca/pregnancy
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