Fraser Health Authority


B.C. Measles Cases At 228

SURREY, B.C. - The Fraser Health Authority's top doctor is continuing to urge vaccination after 228 cases of measles were confirmed in British Columbia's eastern Fraser Valley.Dr. Paul Van Buynder say...

Measles Case At BCIT

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 is working with the school to alert students who m...

B.C. Measles Outbreak Spreading

SURREY, B.C. - The Fraser Health Authority is warning that a measles outbreak is spreading outside school and religious groups.Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Van Buynder says one child from the...

Meningitis Kills 5-Year-Old

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 taken to prevent the bacterial infection at her s...

Lake Requests Fraser Health Review

VICTORIA - British Columbia's fastest-growing health authority has failed to manage its budget three years in a row, prompting the health minister to take "strong action" by ordering a review of its o...

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

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.

Expect Long ER Waits

Health officials are asking people to be patient if they find themselves at an emergency room this holiday season. Dr. Anne Clarke, the program medical director for Fraser Health’s emergency program,...

A Bad Place To Be Sick

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 electrical systems, says an alarming report prompted by out...