Burnaby Hospital Emergency Department reopens to walk-in patients

BURNABY Hospital Emergency Department has re-opened for walk-in patients who require treatment and can return to their home, Fraser Health announced on Monday night.

Patients who require admission to the hospital will continue to be transported to neighbouring hospitals with the support of hospital transports and BC Emergency Health Services.

Burnaby Hospital’s Emergency Department was closed following a fire in the Cascade building on Sunday which impacted several areas of the hospital. While it was previously reported that the source of the fire was electrical, as we learn more, the source is inconclusive at this time, said Fraser Health.

While the fire did not damage the Emergency Department, the temporary closure was put in place to focus on ensuring current patients, staff, and medical staff are safe. The essential visitors policy is strictly enforced at this time.

Fraser Health said that it will notify the community as soon as admissions to Burnaby Hospital resume.