Archive for the category "medical"

How the Smoking Ban is Affecting Vancouverites

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As a follow up to my follow up post about the new smoking regulations in BC, I thought I would focus on the direct impact this is having on Vancouverites. A new province-wide regulation, effective March 31, bans smoking within three metres of those doorways, open windows and air intakes, so people who work in […]

Smoking Ban in BC Update

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The tougher laws and regulations from last summer are all culminating on March 31st, 2008 when new reforms get put into place throughout the Province. Photo Credit: Viewership on Flickr Under new laws, smokers will not be allowed to light up in public places and workspaces, or within three metres of public doorways. The new […]

Social Media for Change: Tulips for Tomorrow Update

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last October I wrote a post about the Surrey Memorial Hospital expansion, and followed up by contacting the Fraser Health Authority about a campaign I had read about. As a result, I was able to help them connect with other bloggers and get their message out using social media, augmenting the distribution and exposure of […]

Tulips for Tomorrow

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week I wrote about the growing need for better healthcare facilities in the Fraser Valley and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation‘s plans for the region. Details of the “Tulips for Tomorrow” campaign have now been released and the purpose is to fund raise with the public’s help and also “beautify” the City of […]

WTS – What the Surrey #12 – Surrey Memorial Hospital Facilities Expansion

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: Surrey’s Health Services History The only time I spent as a patient at Surrey Memorial Hospital was way back on January 9th, 1980. Of course at the time I was only 7lbs, but I’m pretty thankful that SMH staff was there to bring me into this world, even though I was already pretty […]