Fraser Health

Enterovirus Cases Confirmed In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An uncommon respiratory virus that is sweeping across parts of the United States has been confirmed in three people in British Columbia, b...

It's Time To Rethink Feeding Support, Info For New Parents

Suzanne Barston | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Suzanne Barston

Breastfeeding should be promoted and supported, but what passes for "support" often leaves parents who either choose not to, or prove unable to, bereft. In this context, is it any wonder that those who "fail" at breastfeeding have double the risk of postnatal depression?

Moms Need Support No Matter How They Choose To Feed Their Babies

Andree Lau | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andree Lau

Some things I remember clearly about the first days after my sons were born. I was zapped, emotional and incredibly vulnerable. So I can't imagine having a document thrust at me that essentially guilt-trips me into swearing that I will breastfeed my newborns or else risk exposing them to "significant illness and disease."

B.C. Hospitals' Breastfeeding 'Contract' Upsets New Moms

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Hospitals in B.C.'s Fraser Health region are asking new moms to sign a "feeding plan" that claims babies who aren't breastfed are more likely to get "...

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...

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 ...

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...

Good Riddance To Hospital Baby Photographers

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

I've had the privilege to partake in the birth experience at both the Fraser Health and Coastal Health institutions. I've had the pleasure of complete strangers who were not doctors or nurses barging into my room moments after I expelled my progeny asking if I wanted photos of them. How can you say no when you haven't slept in 48 hours and can't sit down because your nether regions feel like hamburger and you are consumed with crazy-making hormones?