Delta Hospital & Community Health Services

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Delta Hospital

In response to concerns regarding surgical service level shortfalls at Delta Hospital raised by both citizens and local organizations, including the Delta Hospital Medical Association and Friends of Delta HospitalMayor Lois E. Jackson and Council unanimously endorsed a report from Delta CAO George V. Harvie at the March 9, 2015 Regular Meeting. The report requested that Fraser Health Authority take steps to address gaps in surgical services at Delta Hospital.

On April 24, 2015, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Chief Bryce Williams of Tsawwassen First Nation issued a joint letter urging the Provincial Minister of Health to take steps to address service level shortfalls at Delta Hospital.

In July 2015 Fraser Health announced the following improvements to surgical services at Delta Hospital based on Council and community feedback, including:

Summary of Delta Hospital Improvements 

Service  Status & Description 
Establishment of a pre-admission clinic to screen and assess patients for their surgeries.  Operational. Opened in Fall 2015; renovations for a new, larger clinic are complete.  
Establishment of an orthopedic/cast clinic.  Renovations for a new orthopedic clinic are complete. Fraser Health is collaborating with the Delta Division of Family Practice to recruit an orthopedic surgeon for the clinic. The clinic is scheduled to open Summer 2016. 
Establishment of a designated short-stay/observation surgical area to enhance care of patients undergoing surgeries and accommodate overnight monitoring.  Four new dedicated surgical beds opened and operational the week of January 11, 2016 
A review of day surgery services to determine whether additional day procedures could be performed.  A plan summarizing best practices, policies and procedures was recently presented to the Delta Hospital Surgical Committee for consideration 

Delta Council continues to actively collaborate with Fraser Health on the provision and expansion of patient resources and programs at Delta Hospital. Fraser Health is currently shifting their focus towards investing in the provision of local health care resources for patients within their community (i.e. Home Support and Home Health services); in turn reducing our reliance on hospitals.

Expansion of Community Mental Health & Substance Use Resources

Fraser Health is committed to increasing mental health and problematic substance use support both within Delta and across the region by continuing to develop partnerships with family doctors, municipalities, police services and social services agencies to expand and deepen client supports. Recent Fraser Health initiatives, in partnership with external organizations, include:

Summary of Fraser Health's Mental Health and Substance Use Service Improvements

Service Status & Description
Delta Mental Health Centre's New Rapid Access Clinics in North and South Delta

To access this service contact:

  • North Delta Office: 604-592-3700
  • South Delta Office: 604-948-7010
These clinics provide free and quick access to psychiatric consultations for patients aged 19 - 64 who require short term intervention to help manage their symptoms. Patients can self-refer or be referred via their GP. 
The START Team
To access this service contact: 1-844-782-7811 
START is a confidential mental health crisis intervention and assessment service for children and youth aged 6 - 18 experiencing a mental health crisis.  
New South Delta and Surrey-North Delta Child & Youth mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Teams (LAT)

To access this service contact Delta Mental health for referral:

  • North Delta Office: 604-592-3700
  • South Delta Office: 604-948-7010 
Both teams are supported by the Divisions of Family Practice (Delta Division serves South Delta and Surrey-North Delta Division serves North Delta. Each team consists of a cross-section of mental health service providers and stakeholders to provide timely access and information on local and provincial mental health and substance use services for children, youth, youth-in-transition, and their families. 
New Integrated Transition of Care Team

To access this service contact Delta Mental Health for referral:

  • North Delta Office: 604-592-3700
  • South Delta Office: 604-948-7010 

Operates between Surrey Memorial Hospital Psychiatry Program and Delta Mental Health Centres to provide enhanced support, 7 days a week, for individuals who have been discharged from hospital into the care of their community mental health and substance use centre.

New Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) for Surrey-North Delta

To access this service call the North Delta Mental Health Centre at 604-592-3700  

Operational and accepting clients. ACT provides flexible, community-based support for hard-to-reach adults with serious and persistent mental illness who have not connected with traditional outpatient mental health and rehabilitation services.

Community Health Intervention Program (CHIP)

To access this service contact Delta Mental Health for referral:

  • North Delta Office: 604-592-3700
  • South Delta Office: 604-948-7010  
A partnership between Fraser Health and Delta Police introduced in 2013 that provides formalized outreach support and resources to mental health clients and their families. 

Weekly Drop-in Mental Health/Substance Use Support Program 

To access this service call the South Delta Mental Health Centre at 604-948-7010  
No pre-registration is required. Support group sessions held every Thursday from 1-2pm. 

Reports and Related Documents

Contact

Friends of Delta Hospital
Fraser Health
Delta Hospital Foundation

For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Lauren Munden, Senior Policy Analyst
t: 604-946-3244
e: lmunden@delta.ca



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