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Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres and residential care homes. Search our health care services in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast and BC's Central Coast.

All VCH facilities restricted to essential visits only

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working closely with the Ministry of Health to protect the health of everyone in B.C., including patients and residents at all Vancouver Coastal Health sites.

Essential visits include:

  • Compassionate care (e.g. end of life, critical illness)
  • Visits paramount to patient, client, resident care and well-being, such as assistance with feeding or mobility
  • Existing registered volunteers providing services related to the above

Long-term care
At our long-term care homes, VCH has issued a Public Health Order further restricting visitation to family members and spiritual advisor of residents who are clinically assessed to be at the end of their lives.

These restrictions are in place to protect the health of our patients, clients, residents, staff and physicians. Thank you for your understanding. We will advise the public when they are lifted.


Learn more about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Information on COVID-19

Read the latest Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) media releases

Media releases

Learn more about Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC)

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Preparations underway for COVID-19http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/preparations-underway-for-covid-19Preparations underway for COVID-19<p>Over the past several weeks, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been working closely with the Ministry of Health to prepare clients, patients and residents across the province to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. <br></p><p>The planning underway is to ensure urban, rural and remote communities have the support, resources and supplies they need to manage the spread of COVID-19 in our acute and long term care facilities as well as in the community. <br></p><p>A number of measures are in place to protect the community and health-care workers, including: <br></p><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Freeing up additional beds through the postponement of surgeries, non-emergency procedures and the movement of patients to alternative settings;</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Additional training for staff and physicians in the use of personal protective equipment and providing care to COVID-19 patients;</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Our health-care sites have dedicated sections in their hospitals or clinics to safely care for non-COVID-19, suspected COVID-19 and COVID-19 confirmed patients. </p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Restricting visitors to essential visits only at all VCH facilities. These visits include compassionate care and visits paramount to patient, client, resident care and well-being, such as assistance with feeding/mobility. Existing registered volunteers providing services will also be exempted.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">At our long-term care homes, VCH has issued a <a href="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/additional-protections-announced-for-long-term-care-residents">Public Health Order</a> further restricting visitation to family members and spiritual advisor of residents who are clinically assessed to be at the end of their lives.<br></p></li></ul><p>VCH wants to reassure the public that our emergency departments can safely receive and care for individuals who experience health conditions that require emergency care. Please do not delay in seeking care as this could exacerbate your condition.<br></p>

 

 

Set-up of VCH Alternate Care Site completehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/set-up-of-vch-alternate-care-site-completeSet-up of VCH Alternate Care Site complete2020-04-09T07:00:00Z
Preparations underway for COVID-19http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/preparations-underway-for-covid-19Preparations underway for COVID-192020-04-08T07:00:00Z
Vancouver Coastal Health mobilizes an alternate care sitehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver-coastal-health-mobilizes-an-alternate-care-siteVancouver Coastal Health mobilizes an alternate care site2020-04-02T07:00:00Z
Vancouver Coastal Health suspends pay parkinghttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver-coastal-health-suspends-pay-parkingVancouver Coastal Health suspends pay parking2020-03-30T07:00:00Z
Do your part, stay aparthttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/do-your-part-stay-apartDo your part, stay apart2020-03-29T07:00:00Z

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