Fraser Health Authority

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak At Delta School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

DELTA, B.C. - More than 300 students and staff at the Delta Secondary School in Delta, B.C., have what's believed to be norovirus.The Fraser Health Au...

B.C. Measles Cases At 228

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - The Fraser Health Authority's top doctor is continuing to urge vaccination after 228 cases of measles were confirmed in British Columbi...

Measles Case At BCIT

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - Fraser Health is confirming a student from BCIT in Burnaby has been infected by a measles outbreak in Chilliwack.The health authority ...

B.C. Measles Outbreak Spreading

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - The Fraser Health Authority is warning that a measles outbreak is spreading outside school and religious groups.Chief Medical Health Of...

Superbug Breaks Out At New West Hospital

CBC | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Fraser Health Authority is warning the public of an outbreak of the 'superbug' Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on a med...

Abbotsford Could Repeal Controversial Bylaw

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Councillors in a Vancouver-area community where harm-reduction services are prohibited were set to consider a motion Monday evening...

Meningitis Kills 5-Year-Old

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - A five-year-old girl in Surrey, B.C. has died of meningitis, but a medical health officer says public health measures do not need to be...

Lake Requests Fraser Health Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's fastest-growing health authority has failed to manage its budget three years in a row, prompting the health minister to ...

Hospital Officials Defend Treatment Of Blind Senior

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The head of the Fraser Health Authority defended the Delta hospital's decision to send home a 90-year-old blind woman in the middle of the night ...

Health Minister Defends Hospital Discharges

CBC | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Health Minister Terry Lake defended B.C.'s hospital discharge and patient care quality review systems, after CBC News highlighted cases of senior...

Illegal Dentist May Have Infected Patients

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A health alert has been issued to about 1,500 Metro Vancouver patients who may have contracted HIV or hepatitis B or C through the poor cl...

A Public Vote Shouldn't Decide Drug Users' Access to Health Care

Scott E. Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Scott E. Bernstein

Imagine if your city government decided to take a public vote to determine whether you and your family members should have access to health care. Based on what the public decides about your mother and her illness, and not what her doctors think, your city government says it will pass a bylaw that prevents her and others in her situation from receiving that treatment in their home community. Preposterous and unreasonable? Absolutely.

The Flu Shot Didn't Really Work On..

CBC | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Fraser Health Authority is working to improve the flu shot’s effectiveness for seniors with a targeted vaccine program. According to...

Expect Long ER Waits

CBC | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Health officials are asking people to be patient if they find themselves at an emergency room this holiday season. Dr. Anne Clarke, the p...

A Bad Place To Be Sick

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - Burnaby Hospital is so aged and underfunded that the annual Christmas tree can't be plugged in because it could overload the electrica...

Doctors Were Wrong About Bacteria Deaths: B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada

BURNABY, B.C. - A British Columbia health authority has acknowledged the rate of C. difficile infection at a suburban Vancouver hospital is triple the...

Overfilled B.C. Hospital Storing Patients In Lobby

CBC | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada

Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., has suddenly become so overcrowded that it has set up beds in the building’s lobby a...