Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure jeopardizes patient safety, expert says

Fraser Health said ward to be closed for three months Temporary closure of Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward exacerbates safety and mental health concerns that were already on a “critical rise” due to COVID-19, an expert says. Fraser Health announced on Jan. 14 that PAH’s maternity ward is to close for three months, beginning Jan.Continue reading “Peace Arch Hospital maternity ward closure jeopardizes patient safety, expert says”

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

Peace Arch Hospital to go on extended diversion for maternity care patients: Media Release

In response to a gap in pediatrician availability due to an unexpected leave at Peace Arch Hospital, beginning January 28, 2022, Fraser Health is asking expectant individuals who have pre-existing plans to deliver at Peace Arch Hospital to attend Langley Memorial Hospital for their deliveries. The diversion will remain in place until we successfully recruitContinue reading “Peace Arch Hospital to go on extended diversion for maternity care patients: Media Release”

Cloverdale Reporter: Peace Arch Hospital Maternity Ward to close for 3 months ‘or longer’: source

Shortage of pediatric coverage blamed for diversion of expectant mothers Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is set to close for three months, according to multiple sources – including one with Fraser Health – who reached out to Peace Arch News Friday. The reason, according to the Fraser Health executive, is due to a “failure toContinue reading “Cloverdale Reporter: Peace Arch Hospital Maternity Ward to close for 3 months ‘or longer’: source”