Renewed efforts help preserve maternity unit at Peace Arch Hospital

Significant new scheduling commitments from the pediatric group at Peace Arch Hospital and commitments from other provider partners, ensure that expectant individuals who have pre-existing plans to deliver their babies at the hospital will be able to see those plans through with only sporadic single-day diversions and only when necessary. Previously, challenges owing to aContinue reading “Renewed efforts help preserve maternity unit at Peace Arch Hospital”

‘We’re terrified’: Pregnant patients, healthcare providers oppose Peace Arch maternity closure 

A stressed out mother, weeks away from her due date, says she’s has no maternity ward to turn to in case of emergency. The unit at Peace Arch Hospital is scheduled to close Jan. 28. Crystal Laderas on why the move is raising alarm. Ten weeks away from her due date, Savannah Walsh has noContinue reading “‘We’re terrified’: Pregnant patients, healthcare providers oppose Peace Arch maternity closure “

Another layer of stress’: Expecting mom on Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure

Anger is growing over a decision to close the maternity ward at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. The ward is set to close January 28 due to a shortage of pediatricians, forcing expectant mothers to other nearby hospitals to deliver their babies. An expecting mother in B.C. said she’s disappointed and anxious after learningContinue reading “Another layer of stress’: Expecting mom on Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure”

Physicians’ rep takes Fraser Health to task over Peace Arch Hospital maternity closure

Dr. Rogan Thavarajah said the closure will be permanent The White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice is calling out Fraser Health, saying it has created an unsafe situation for expectant mothers on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. Further, board chairman Dr. Rogan Thavarajah said, the temporary closure of the Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward will, inContinue reading “Physicians’ rep takes Fraser Health to task over Peace Arch Hospital maternity closure”

Peace Arch Hospital protests planned over maternity ‘diversion’

¸South Surrey-White Rock moms’ group fears closure of unit may not be temporary Members of an ad-hoc White Rock and South Surrey community group said they are planning two protests this week of the impending temporary closure of the Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity unit. Organizer Bev Bell told Peace Arch News that protesters will gatherContinue reading “Peace Arch Hospital protests planned over maternity ‘diversion’”

On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko: Peace Arch Hospital closing its maternity ward

Fraser Health released a statement that the maternity ward at Peace Arch Hospital will be closing indefinitely due to an “unexpected leave” at the facility. Dr. Rogan Thavararajah, the board chair of the White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice on the impact this will have on the community.

Concerns grow as Fraser Health moves to close Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward, indefinitely

Effective Friday, Jan. 28, maternity patients will be diverted to Langley Memorial Hospital The head of Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity clinic in White Rock, B.C., says indefinitely closing the unit will create more challenges recruiting pediatricians and will have a negative impact on patient care. On Friday, Fraser Health released a written statement saying thatContinue reading “Concerns grow as Fraser Health moves to close Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward, indefinitely”

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Maternity Update

Fraser Health has informed us that they plan to temporarily shut down Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity unit on January 28, 2022, in response to the challenges of securing pediatricians for the hospital. This has been an ongoing issue for several years with diversions taking place throughout 2021. This is not what our Foundation, our donors, or ourContinue reading “Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Maternity Update”