Second Dose Deferral to Extend COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage: A Review of the Evidence

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 have been increasing since mid-September in BC and as of January 2021 remain elevated. Two mRNA vaccines have been authorized for use in Canada but vaccine supply will be limited through the first quarter of 2021, requiring strategic management to address scarcity during a period of heightened need. […]

PPE Portraits at SMH

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portrait Project is a hybrid art & medical intervention designed to improve patient care and team dynamics by humanizing the alienating appearance of PPE, through warm, smiling headshot portraits fixed to the outside of the healthcare worker’s PPE. This is meant to: Reduce patient isolation and fears. Increase trust and […]

Hospitalists at SMH Raise $11,650 for Starfish Pack Program

30 Members of the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) Hospitalist Group, have dug deep and provided personal contributions totaling $11,650, to the Starfish Pack Program in Surrey. This fundraising was organized by Dr. Baldeep Toor, who was aware that the Starfish project was having difficulty fundraising in this difficult period.  Starfish is a weekend food program offering […]

Prince William and Kate Speak to SMH Medical Staff

Prince William and Kate have spoken to staff at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital to hear about their experiences working to combat the Covid-19 outbreak. To mark Canada Day they thanked frontline workers across the country for their efforts in helping to protect and support their communities. The Duke and Duchess also discussed the impact […]

The fight to save patients from the coronavirus at Surrey Memorial Hospital

British Columbia has been in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks. But inside what is typically the province’s busiest emergency department, the silence is striking. On the front lines, Surrey Memorial Hospital is where many of the region’s most critically-ill COVID-19 patients are fighting to survive. “The real anxiety for me comes from the unknowns,” […]

Surrey Hospital To Start Emergency Physician Residency Program

Dr. Susan Barrio, an emergency physician at Surrey Memorial, is featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work in creating the new residency program for emergency medicine. The new program has been created for doctors who are already certified in family medicine but are interested in another year of training to become emergency medicine specialists. […]

Poster Showcase and AGM

Our MSA Poster Showcase took life on September 9th touring between JPOSCS and SMH. The 18 FE and PQI project posters were displayed at JPOSCS in the morning, the SMH Garedenway in the afternoon and finally at the Surrey Arts Gallery where the AGM was held. The display of our physician’s work sparked intrigue, conversation […]