Critical Care: A History of Hospitals in a Border Town

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Critical Care: A History of Hospitals in a Border Town

Date: Saturday, 17 January, 2015 - Sunday, 31 May, 2015

Time: 0:00 - 0:00

Location: White Rock Museum and Archives14970 Marine Drive White Rock, BC

Imagine: one doctor to serve the entire municipality of Surrey, including White Rock, and no hospital. Sounds crazy, but it was the reality for residents up until the 1940s. When Royal Columbian Hospital restricted services to only residents north of the Fraser River in 1946, Surrey was forced to find alternative health care. This is where the plan for a hospital in White Rock was born.

Critical Care: A History of Hospitals in a Border Town discusses how early settlers of South Surrey and White Rock received medical care and how community need, passion, and dedication helped drive the construction of what is now Peace Arch Hospital.

Included in the exhibit are early medical artifacts from throughout the lower mainland, many donated by the late Dr. Allan Hogg. Nursing uniforms and photographs are also included. Children will enjoy activities such as magnetic skeleton building, interactive cube display, and medical equipment guessing game. In addition, a lecture series will be scheduled during the exhibit, including a fashion show by the BC History of Nursing Society. Check our website and Facebook page in the New Year for more information.

The exhibit will run from January 17th to May 31st, 2015. Admission is by donation. With thanks to our sponsors: The Hogg Family, White Rock Medical Society, Peace Arch News (2015 Print Media Sponsor), BMO Semiahmoo Branch (2015 Event Napkin Sponsor), Charlie Don't Surf (2015 Reception Sponsor) and the City of White Rock. Also thanks to: Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation, Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society, the BC History of Nursing Society, VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association, and Langley Hospital Auxiliary.

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