Press Releases


New Online Directory for Connecting to Maternity Care Provider
July 5, 2022

Pregnant patients in New Westminster and Tri-Cities can now easily find information about maternity care providers available in their area, thanks to a new feature launched this month on the Pathways Medical Care Directory (www.pathwaysmedicalcare.ca). read more >


Public Education Series with Local Family Doctors
October 20, 2021

Family Doctors from the Tri-Cities and New Westminster have started a free education series for the general public. These are virtual events where Family Doctors discuss and answer questions on different health-related topics. read more >


Fraser Northwest Division Annual Awards and 10 Year Anniversary
September 29, 2021

On September 23rd, 2021 the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice presented awards to local Physicians practicing in the FNW regions of New Westminster and Tri-Cities. These awards were presented at the Fraser Northwest Division Annual General Meeting, which also celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the FNW Division. read more >


Family Physicians Advocate for COVID-19 Vaccines
August 13, 2021

The Physician on a Mission campaign tackles vaccine hesitancy by amplifying the voices of family physicians in the Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Vancouver and Greater Vancouver regions through a series of videos spoken in English, Cantonese, Korean, Farsi, and Arabic. read more >


New Online Directory Helps Connect Patients to Virtual Care
November 23, 2020

A new online directory helps patients access their family doctors virtually by telephone or video. The new Pathways BC Medical Care Directory is a free tool for patients across British Columbia to look up their doctors, find out how they’re providing virtual care, and how best to connect with their offices to set up a virtual care appointment. Virtual care is covered by the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) like any other doctor visit. read more>


Outdoor Flu Clinics Opening in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam
October 23, 2020

Starting November, 2nd 2020 Fraser Northwest Division (FNWD) in partnership with Family Doctors, pharmacists, community volunteers and the City of Port Coquitlam, the City of Port Moody and Fraser Health will be opening up outdoor flu clinics within the Tri-Cities Region. These clinics will give the public more options for immunization against the flu, especially as pharmacies and clinics are offering a limited number of flu vaccinations this year to preserve the health and safety of their patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to administer 100,000 flu vaccines in the Tri-Cities. read more>


Patient Surveys for the Fraser Northwest & New Westminster Region
October 20, 2020

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice (FNWD) is working with community physicians, specialists, health care providers, and stakeholders to better understand health services and care provided in New Westminster and the Tri-Cities. read more>


Maternity and Newborn Care Resources for patients located in New Westminster & Tri-Cities area
May 29. 2020

Fraser Northwest Division (FNWD)  announced the launch of their new Maternity Hub Resource Website. As COVID-19 progressed and services closed their doors, this caused concern surrounding delayed vaccinations due to fear of visiting public places (Physicians offices, Public Health Unit). To mitigate this issue FNWD Maternity Committee decided to expedite the virtual Maternity Hub. It was more important than ever for new moms to have access and awareness of resources, and it is critical for patients to receive proper education and preparation for delivery and early weeks in newborn life. read more >


Family Doctors and health care workers are on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19
March 24, 2020

Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice (FNW Division) and partners established the COVID-19 & Influenza-Like Illness Assessment Clinic to serve patients in a safe, timely and effective manner. The clinic, which launched on Monday, March 16th, enabled Family Doctors across the region to see patients for virtual appointments as well as in-person assessments. The commitment to the community and unity amongst Family Doctors across New Westminster, Tri-Cities, and beyond has been truly incredible and inspiring. We applaud their passion, service, and commitment. read more >


Be the patient voice for primary care in New Westminster, Tri-Cities
October 21, 2019

Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Society, in partnership with Fraser Health Authority and Kwikwetlem First Nation, is searching for two volunteer community advisors to join its Primary Care Network Steering Committee.  The committee is seeking the lived-experiences and knowledge that community members can bring to help shape changes to the health care system in a true collaborative fashion. Interested individuals can apply through the Patient Voices Network website. read more >


Fraser Northwest Division presents awards at the Annual General Meeting
September 27, 2019

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Society presented three doctors and one community organization with a Fraser Northwest award on Thursday, September 26.  This is the second annual Fraser Northwest Awards presented at the Annual General Meeting for the not-for-profit society. This year Fraser Northwest presented two Family Doctor of the year awards, one specialist of the year and one team member of the year award. read more >


New Community Service directory in Tri-Cities and New Westminster
July 8, 2019

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Society has launched a new public Community Service directory website for New Westminster and the Tri-Cities. In partnership with Pathways, Fraser Northwest Division has created a central directory for community services including resources and supports. Listings on Pathways provide for a wide range of free or low-cost services including LGBT2Q+ supports, housing resources and mental health supports. read more >


Family Doctor Waitlist for Patients in New West & Tri-Cities
April 1, 2021

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Society has found success with the launch of the Patient Attachment Waitlist for New Westminster and the Tri-Cities. Residents who are looking for a longitudinal primary care provider (Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner) can sign up on the waitlist until a match is found in their area. The goal of the waitlist is to streamline and simplify the process of finding a provider - something that has become more challenging in recent years. read more >

Fraser Northwest in the News

CBC News July 22, 2022
This family doctor is leaving B.C. Other physicians are among her 'orphaned' patients read more>

Mirage February 9, 2022
Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge Announces Grand Prize Winner read more>

News Wire February 8, 2022
Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge Announces Grand Prize Winner read more>

New West Record February 8, 2022
Fraser Northwest wins $100K for videos promoting COVID-19 vaccines read more>

Tri-City News February 8, 2022
Fraser Northwest wins $100K for videos promoting COVID-19 vaccines read more >

The Runner September 9, 2021
Family physicians campaign for vaccine awareness. The videos help the public learn a bit more about vaccines and why they are important. read more >

New Westminster Record August 15, 2021
New West doctors tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy with multi-language videos. read more >

Tri-City News August 14, 2021
VIDEO: New campaign has Tri-City physicians 'on a mission' to ease COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy read more >

My Family Doctor Award: Dr. Teresa Cordoni May 17, 2021
Dr. Teresa Cordoni’s nominator told us, “I am part of a very large, multi-generation family. Dr. Cordoni has always made each of us feel welcome, comfortable and, most of all, heard and safe in her trusted care. Dr. Cordoni has laughed with us, cried with us, held our hands, delivered our babies and given us straight-up advice when we need it... It is reassuring (and slightly amazing) that she knows each of our family members’ health histories from memory and takes this information into account in her assessments and plans for treatment.” read more>

New Westminster Record December 9, 2020
New West residents can get medical care from new virtual clinic read more>

Doctors of BC November 19, 2020
Fraser area physicians rise to the challenge of a unique flu season read more>

Global News November 12, 2020
3 new outdoor flu clinics set up in the Tri-Cities read more>

New Westminster Record November 6, 2020
Outdoor flu shot clinics are coming to New Westminster read more >

Tri-City News October 24, 2020
100,000 doses of flu shot to be given out in Tri-City outdoor clinics read more>

Tri-City News October 21, 2020
Tri-Cities doctors look to improve care with new surveys read more>

Tri-City News September 24, 2020
'Burnt out' doctors forced to shutter only Tri-Cities COVID-19 testing clinic read more>

Tri-City News September 19, 2020
Tri-Cities to get new urgent and primary care centre read more>

Tri-City News September 10, 2020
Looking for a family doctor in the Tri-Cities? This waitlist will help read more>

New Westminster Record September 10, 2020
Looking for a family doctor in New West? This waitlist will help read more>

Tri-City News August 19, 2020
Long waits for COVID-19 tests prompts Fraser Health to boost capacity read more>

New West Record July 3, 2020
New West doctors launch maternity hub amid vaccination concerns read more>

Tri-City News July 3, 2020
Tri-City doctors launch virtual maternity hub amid vaccination concerns read more>

Tri-City News June 13, 2020
COVID-19 testing clinic to open in Port Coquitlam amid concerns of second wave read more>

Tri-City News May 7, 2020
Port Coquitlam clinic opens to new mothers, babies without a doctor read more >

Tri-City News April 29, 2020
It’s like running two clinics at the same time,' Port Coquitlam doctors fill gap left by COVID-19 read more >

CBC News April 23, 2020
3 ways Canadians will be affected by the cuts to WHO's funding read more >

Tri-City News April 23, 2020
UPDATE: Coquitlam chicken plant locked down by Fraser Health read more >

Tri-City News April 21, 2020
Stressed, anxious? Free virtual counselling offered in the Tri-Cites read more >

Tri-City News April 9, 2020
COVID-19 clinic to ramp up daily check-ins after father dies at home read more >

Tri-City News April 3, 2020
Landlords told COVID-19 clinic to suspend all work immediately due to safety concerns read more >

Tri-City News April 1, 2020
Inside COVID test centre read more >

Tri-City News October 24, 2019
MDs seek patient advisors for input into Tri-City health care read more >

Tri-City News September 24, 2019
Tri-Cities to get team to tackle overdose crisis read more >

British Columbia Medical Journal September 6, 2019
The Fraser Northwest Nurse Debbie Initiative: Bringing primary care to patients' homes read more >

Doctors of BC August 23, 2019
Primary Care Network means patients get faster access to mental health support read more >

New Westminster Record July 21, 2019
Doctors' network sets up directory for New West community services read more >

Tri-City News July 8, 2019
Need help? Let your fingers do the walking with new health care resource read more >

Doctors of BC May 3, 2019
Physicians play key roles to launch Primary Care Networks read more >

Alaska Highway News February 28, 2019
John Horgan: New primary-care networks will deliver faster, better healthcare read more >

Doctors of BC February 26, 2019
Announcement of First Primary Care Networks read more >

New Westminster Record February 25, 2019
Network set up for New West residents to access GPs and more read more >

Tri-City News February 25, 2019
More doctors, nurses coming to Tri-Cities read more >

Voice Online February 24, 2019
Four networks of team-based primary-care providers in Fraser Northwest communities read more >

Global News February 24, 2019
B.C. government announces more doctors coming to Tri-Cities, New West, Anmore and Belcarra read more >

Doctors of BC February 13, 2019
BC doctors meeting the challenges of addiction among new moms read more >

Tri-City News January 8, 2019
Tri-Cities to get overdose crisis response plan read more >

Contact Information

To connect with a Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Spokesperson, or for more information on news releases or general media inquiries, please contact:

Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
E-mail: communications@fnwdivision.ca