news

January 2018

Humans of Fraser Health: Barbara Radons
“My mother died when I was 25. That was a pivotal moment for me.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Vishal Jain
“For a long time we haven’t made the connection between historical issues like assimilation and residential schools and contemporary Aboriginal health issues.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Linda Bevans
“In 2016 my son lost control of his truck and went under a trailer. He was pronounced dead, but they found a heartbeat.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Yabome Gilpin-Jackson
“There’s a lot of spiritual connection in what I do. When I am centered, I help others be centered; when I show up calm, I help bring order to chaos.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Marika Sandrelli
“I was a community organizer and activist. I worked in the HIV/AIDS movement in Africa and in outreach in the Downtown Eastside.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Byron Hiscock
“Strangers come up and give me hugs and say thank you for treating my dad like a king.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Elaine Chu
“We’re not only here to feed patients, we are also here to nourish their souls.”
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Ramon Montecillo
"On December 7, 2012, at 55-years-old, I suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke that changed my life instantly.” 
January 11, 2018
Fraser Health experiences increase in influenza activity
A recent spike in influenza activity throughout the region is prompting Fraser Health to remind people to get their flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones.
January 4, 2018
High five your health care provider – January 5, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Langley Memorial Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. 
January 5, 2018
Should I use baby-led weaning to start my baby on solids?
Chances are you've heard of several different approaches of introducing solid foods to your baby. The bottom line is that you don’t have to choose one method over another.
January 30, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Aamir Bharmal
“I completed my residency at an inner-city hospital in Toronto. I worked with refugee populations and people with mental illness and substance use issues.” 
January 11, 2018
Humans of Fraser Health: Brian Muth
"I attended a university in Hawaii and lived there for five years. I learned a lot about the Hawaiian indigenous worldview. The value placed on our connection to family, the land and natural environment impacted me greatly.” 
January 11, 2018
Province bringing housing to Surrey for people in need
People who are homeless, including those camping along 135A Street in Surrey, will soon have access to safe and supportive housing.
January 12, 2018
What I Do Matters: Mentoring new nurses in patient-centred care
Dawn Murray has left a legacy of leadership and mentorship at Royal Columbian Hospital’s Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit. 
January 15, 2018
High five your health care provider - January 12, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Burnaby General Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. 
January 12, 2018
Say Hello to the Humans of Fraser Health
Follow along this year in our Humans of Fraser Health series as we profile some of the amazing humans working in our health authority.
May 1, 2018
High five your health care provider - January 19, 2018
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional, Burnaby, Eagle Ridge and Ridge Meadows, and Surrey Memorial Hospitals. 
January 23, 2018
What I Do Matters: Connecting health with technology
We asked our staff to share what "what I do matters" means to them in just six words. Read Tim Hamm's poignant story behind his six word story.  
January 29, 2018
How to donate breast milk
The Provincial Milk Bank screens breast milk donors, collects, pasteurizes and distributes donor milk to vulnerable babies in our neonatal intensive care units. If you are a healthy, non-smoking mother who has more milk than you need for your own baby, you can donate milk.
January 30, 2018
Mom’s kiss can spread cavities to her baby
Many parents are unaware that when they kiss their child they can pass harmful bacteria from their mouth to their baby’s mouth, putting their child at an increased risk for cavities. 
January 30, 2018
High five your health care provider - January 26, 2018
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Royal Columbian, and Surrey Memorial Hospitals. This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Royal Columbian, and Surrey Memorial Hospitals. 
January 29, 2018
New Surrey Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Response Centre
We are creating a new Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care Response Centre in Surrey. The centre will streamline access to mental health and substance use services and create clear pathways to care, including community appointments, short-stay community residential stabilization and hospital services, and substance use treatment. 
January 31, 2018