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INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOSPITALS

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides expert care for the province's most seriously ill or injured children, including newborns and adolescents. Based in Vancouver, BCCH reaches across the province with vital health services that may not be available anywhere else in BC. We provide specialized training in pediatric health care and work with renowned researchers to achieve better health for children and youth. BCCH is affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the Child and Family Research Institute, and other education and research institutions.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a 22 bed facility, providing care to approximately 1200 patients annually. We provide the full spectrum of critical care, including cardiac surgery, advanced ventilatory strategies (HFOV/HFJV), renal replacement, and extracorporeal life support. Our cardiac surgery program completes approximately 200 open heart operations yearly. We have cardiac and renal transplant programs.

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) has approximately 700 acute care beds, and is the major adult tertiary referral hospital in the Province. It has a full range of programs and consulting services. It functions as the provincial Trauma Centre and is the home of a number of provincial programs (burn unit, bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation, spinal cord injuries and hyperbaric medicine). Elective adult critical care medicine rotations occur at this facility.

Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) is a 400 bed acute care facility under the Fraser Health Authority and provides care to the communities of New Westminster, Coquitlam and Port Moody. RCH has a staff of 600 physicians (180 family physicians and 420 specialists) and plays an active role in the medical education of students in the department of medicine at UBC, with medical students and residents rotating through the different services at RCH. Elective trauma rotations occur at this facility.

   
 
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