Surrey Memorial Hospital to get instant growth of emergency and maternity companies

Surrey Memorial is the one hospital in B.C.’s second-most-populous metropolis.

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Continual points for sufferers and workers at Surrey Memorial Hospital have prompted a direct and long-term growth plan to ease tensions.

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On Wednesday, Well being Minister Adrian Dix acknowledged that affected person and staffing issues at Surrey Memorial Hospital had created an environment of stress and frustration.

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He stated he was conscious of reviews of sufferers exhibiting aggression over problems with overcapacity and prolonged ready occasions on the hospital.

“But, via all of it, well being care employees right here at Surrey Memorial Hospital stay absolutely devoted to their sufferers day by day,” Dix stated. “They present up day by day to offer care and they’re distinctive. The problems, nevertheless, are actual and so they want actual, significant options.”

Dix stated after current conferences with Surrey hospital officers, medical doctors, nurses and workers employees, he’s saying instant expansions to emergency and maternity companies on the hospital with longer-term growth of most cancers diagnostics and different well being
companies inside 18 months.

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“To bolster Surrey Memorial’s perform as the key hospital within the area, we will likely be increasing the present Surrey Memorial by enhancing and growing capability for extra in-patient and outpatient care, surgical procedures and medical packages,” he stated.

Final month, Surrey hospital medical doctors launched a sequence of letters saying administration at Fraser Well being the place the hospital is predicated and B.C.’s Ministry of Well being had not offered assist for the overstretched emergency room, and lack of workers and hospital capability that had put sufferers in jeopardy.

Surrey has been rising at a charge of 9.7 per cent a yr, including about 1,000 folks a month. Surrey Memorial is the one hospital in B.C.’s second-most-populous metropolis.

Fraser Well being president Dr. Victoria Lee stated the current issues at Surrey Memorial had taken a bodily and emotional toll on each sufferers and hospital workers.

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Final month, a Maple Ridge resident who spent eight hours supporting a pal within the emergency room at Surrey Memorial Hospital Tuesday stated she was shocked by the situations workers face attempting to deal with sufferers.

This got here after Lee denied claims that sufferers had died or suffered damaging outcomes attributable to delays in care or a scarcity of beds.

Lee was responding to the letter from emergency medical doctors at Surrey Memorial which asserted that sufferers had been dealing with extreme adversarial outcomes and dying due to shortages in acute beds and physicians.

Final week, dozens of physicians at 5 B.C. hospitals got here ahead to boost the alarm about unsafe situations they are saying are placing sufferers in danger.

The newest open letter included ladies’s well being suppliers at Surrey Memorial Hospital who stated insufficient sources are compromising affected person care and had been an element within the loss of life of a new child child in 2020.

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