SQUAMISH, B.C. – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is advising the public that as of Monday, July 4, Squamish General Hospital (SGH) resumed all maternity services. For three days in early July, there was a temporary adjustment to maternity services at SGH. During this period, while the unit was able provide routine maternity care, which included assessing patients with immediate concerns, a limited number of patients were deferred to alternate hospitals to deliver their babies safely.
VCH remains committed to ensuring pregnant and labouring individuals and their families have a positive, compassionate and respectful experience while receiving care at SGH. VCH is actively exploring and implementing a wide range of measures to ensure patients continue to receive consistent quality health care across our hospital sites. This includes targeted recruitment strategies and ensuring appropriate specialist medical coverage is available to meet both patient volume and complexity.
VCH appreciates the support and understanding of our patients, their families and other members of the public as we addressed this limited adjustment as efficiently as possible.