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Health & Safety

The wellness and safety of our patients and employees is extremely important to us.

Preventing outbreaks of infectious diseases 

We need your help to ensure we can control infectious disease outbreaks that are a risk to patients, employees and others associated with our clinics.
Do not come to BC Cancer – Abbotsford if you:
  • have a fever AND respiratory symptoms, OR
  • have been exposed to an infectious disease within the last two weeks

If you are a patient, please call your health-care provider from home.

Smoke and scent-free environment

Smoking is not permitted in the buildings or on the grounds of BC Cancer – Abbotsford. 
In consideration of our patients and staff who have scent-related allergies, please don’t wear perfume, scented hairspray, cologne, deodorant, aftershave or other scented products while visiting BC Cancer – Abbotsford. Thank you for your co-operation.

Why are we smoke-free?

As health-care providers, it is essential that we take a leading role in protecting anyone who comes to our sites from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

Tobacco-related illnesses are the leading cause of preventable death in BC, resulting in about 6,000 deaths each year, including over 100 non-smokers.

Thousands more British Columbians become sick from either tobacco use or second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke causes the same diseases as smoking, including heart and lung disease, and cancers of the lung, bladder, blood, kidney and nasal passages.

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