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This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Peace Arch, Ridge Meadows, Chilliwack General, Royal Columbian and Delta hospitals.

Hello there, I just wanted you and your staff to know that they are awesome. I had an operation on my foot on Monday at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. The nurses were wonderful, very caring and assuring. I was very happy with them and how well they looked after me and other people. Wonderful job: guys and gals. Keep up the great work. Thanks again.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes  –  Surrey Now 

Roses to staff at the Peace Arch Hospital Emergency Department. Thank you to the nurses and doctors who were so very attentive. They were so thorough and had time for my case. We loved how everyone smiled and acknowledged us. We were so very impressed by our experience there.


I had surgery March 20 and stayed five days in 3 West, Room 352 at Ridge Meadows Hospital. I'm writing to express my thanks to all the staff I interacted with while there. Everyone from pre-operative care to my last day were great. All the nurses on 3 West are excellent and I'm sure they made my stay shorter and recovery quicker with their compassion and professionalism.

The physiotherapy team got me up and walking with compassion; they were great.

The janitorial staff were all friendly and prompt to deal with messes.

I was really interested in the Ultraviolet (UV) Robot that disinfected my room. I'm horrible with names but I remember two nurses who I would like to point out for being exceptional: Vince and Joana. They both


Good morning, I was in your Ridge Meadows Hospital from last Monday evening to Thursday evening. I would just like to say that I was given royal treatment in all departments; very impressed! Dr. Hughes had me go through a plethora of tests and even though I didn't think it was needed she put her foot down and that was that! I appreciate her concern more than I can say and the day nurses all need a paid week off in Maui. Love them all!

I can't remember all the nurses names except Gloria and Lori but they were all top notch!


My daughter had her first baby at Ridge Meadows Hospital on March 23, 2017, at 6:38 a.m. The nurses that were on her case were wonderful. The care she received all night long was absolutely phenomenal. These ladies were amazing and caring. They answered all our questions with a smile.

Dr. Bhatti was called in the middle of the night and came right to my daughter’s side. He was so patient and kind. He had a little nap while my daughter finished dilating and when he was needed he was right there. The passion and care that Kirsty received was top notch. It would be a pleasure to have all my grandchildren brought into this world in such a compassionate and caring facility with such wonderful staff. Thank you all. You are amazing!


I suffered a heart attack Friday evening, March 10 in Agassiz and was rushed from Chilliwack General Hospital to Royal Columbian Hospital on Saturday morning.

I want to profoundly thank the paramedics, Dr. Vuurman and Dr. Charania, and the nurses and technicians that saved my life in the 2 North Catheterization Lab where I apparently coded. Their outstanding and compassionate care was matched by that of the kindly nurses and technicians in 2 North who attended to me in what can only be described as the most uncomfortable and stressful situation afterward.

They were not only patient to my needs but also to the poor gentleman next to me who was calling for help. I was deeply touched by the young nurse who took the time to hold my hand and talk to me when I reached a very low point.

All of you deserve a commendation for your patience, professionalism, and dedication. I know you have earned a special place in heaven and I can’t thank you enough.


My father passed away on Sunday in the High Acuity Unit at Royal Columbian Hospital. My dad had various health issues but ultimately it was time to let him go. He was surrounded by family and friends and he leaves a big hole in our hearts.

He spent three weeks at Royal Columbian Hospital moving from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit to the Columbia North tower (level 6) and finally to the High Acuity Unit. Your staff throughout the hospital were professional, courteous and thoughtful. I really wish I could remember everyone's names as there were many times I saw the nurses go that extra mile to be nice and make conversation. It made a difference to my dad and me.

Dr. Jaswal led a solid team and he communicated well to us. The Japanese interpreters really helped my mom understand. There was a male nurse that made my dad chuckle and I could tell he was really trying to make dad feel comfortable in Columbia North. The High Acuity Unit nurses were top notch. In the end Alana (I think was her name) and Robyn took care of him. Such a difficult job. I definitely have a deeper appreciation for your staff. And again thank you for doing it so well during these difficult times.


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