Celebrating National Physicians Day on May 1st

Celebrating National Physicians Day on May 1st May 1, 2021, has been declared as National Physicians Celebration Day, in honor of the dedication, and the thoughtful compassionate health care provided by physicians everywhere in this great country. The Canadian Medical Association chose this date because it is the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe (Canada’s first […]

DocTalks Podcast

As doctors across BC try to meet the unprecedented demands that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on them, reports of physician burnout are increasing. But what does burnout actually look like? How do you recognize the early warning signs so you can take steps to prevent it? And where do doctors go for help? In […]

Indigenous Health Survey

Survey Link: https://fraserhealth.checkbox.ca/Indigenous-Health-Survey What is happening? The Indigenous Cultural Safety team is inviting all staff, and medical staff, to participate in an online Indigenous health survey. The information you provide will help to inform future education and professional development opportunities. Why? Fraser Health is committed to implementing the recommendations from the report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism […]

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. […]

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 […]

High five your health care provider

A version of this article first posted on Fraser Health News. This week’s High Fives go out to our amazing people at Chilliwack General Hospital, Delta Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. Want to send a high five to your health care provider or Fraser Health team member? Leave a comment below or email feedback@fraserhealth.ca. For Surrey […]