Press Releases

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 >

Fraser Northwest in the News

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