SURREY – Fraser Health is asking pregnant women not to come to Chilliwack General Hospital temporarily, beginning June 24, 2019.

Whenever possible during this time period, expectant mothers should instead proceed to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In cases of urgent need, they should go to the Emergency Department nearest to them. If the mother believes she is having complications, she should call 9-1-1.

Expectant mothers who have pre-existing plans to deliver at Chilliwack General Hospital should also attend Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their delivery. If they have any questions, they should contact their family physician and/or their midwife.

This diversion for labour and delivery is due to personal emergency circumstances affecting obstetrician coverage at Chilliwack General Hospital. The diversion does not impact other health care services at the hospital.

For information on pregnancy and our maternity hospitals, visit www.fraserhealth.ca/pregnancy.


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