CTV News: B.C. hospital diverting pregnant patients for 3rd time in 6 months due to lack of paediatrician availability

For the third time in six months, Fraser Health is asking patients planning to deliver their babies at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock to go elsewhere because of a pediatrician shortage.

The health authority said it’s asking pregnant people to go to Langley Memorial Hospital instead, beginning on Jan. 28.

In a news release, Fraser Health described the “extended diversion for maternity patients” at Peace Arch Hospital as a result of “a gap in pediatrician availability due to an unexpected leave.”

“The diversion will remain in place until we successfully recruit a full complement of pediatricians to support maternity patients at Peace Arch Hospital,” the health authority said in its release.

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