Vancouver Overnight Respite Program - Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital

Respite is the temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or relative.

Caregiver relief is the primary purpose of the Vancouver Overnight Respite Program. The program provides your friend or relative with an opportunity to stay with us while you have a short period of rest and relief, so that you can continue to provide good care upon your return.

Purdy Pavilion is operated by Vancouver Coastal Health and is located on the beautiful campus of UBC next to UBC Hospital. The site provides long term care and housing for 190 adults who are no longer able to live independently. The Community Respite program is located on the 4th floor in a cluster of large semiprivate rooms with shared bathrooms. Guests in the respite program will be provided with a team of dedicated care providers to assist with all personal care and daily living activities. They will also have access to a Sacred Space for prayer/quiet reflection, a garden patio, a hairdressing salon and a large dining space. This location offers both guests and visitors a number of amenities unique to its setting including a wealth of volunteers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) student population. 

UBC Hospital Purdy Pavilion Respite

2221 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2B5
Phone: (604) 822-7521

Hours of operation

Purdy Pavilion operates 24 hours per day. Check in for Respite guests is at 1:00 p.m. and check out is by 11:00 a.m.


  • For clients who have previously stayed at Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital, please call Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital directly at: (604) 822-7521 to book a returning stay.
  • For clients new to Overnight Respite, please contact your VCH Case Manager.
  • For clients who do not have a Case Manager, please call VCH Central Intake at (604) 263-7377

Parking & transportation

Purdy Pavilion is location on the UBC Campus directly south of UBC Hospital. The site can be reached using public transportation or by car, with the closest parking being in the Health Sciences Parkade. For additional information on parking location and rates, visit

Guests must bring their own wheelchair or walker if needed. 


  • ?Adults living in Vancouver who are currently being cared for at home

  • Caregivers in need of some temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend of relative

  • Guests assessed by a VCH Case Manager

  • Guests who are medically stable

Note: Caregivers making travel or vacation plans should consider cancellation insurance or have an alternative plan in the event the guests condition deteriorates or becomes unstable and they are no longer eligible for a respite bed.