The VGH ICU is the trauma centre of the province where very ill or injured patients receive specialized care 24-hours a day. it can be an overwhelming place and we hope that the information on this webpage, along with the support of the staff, will help you to feel comfortable and informed about the care of your loved one.
See our printed brochure on Getting to Know the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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You are welcome to call for updates anytime. Please ask for the nurse looking after your loved one. Learn more on the getting involved page.
Beds 1-7: 604-875-4232
Beds 8-20: 604-875-4275
Beds 21-30: 604-875-4525
Beds ICU BL 5-8: 604-875-4232
Social Work: 604-875-4956
Spiritual Care: 604-875-4151
You may visit anytime except during nurse shift change which is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Your visit may be delayed during doctors teaching rounds, patient care and procedures.
Visitors at the bedside are limited to 2 at a time from the immediate family (spouse, significant other, parents, siblings, patient's children or support person). Shorter and more frequent visits are encouraged for the patient?s care and well-being and for yourselves.
Exceptions can be made to facilitate family presence based on the patient?s condition.
Find out how you can prepare for your ICU visit.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is located on the second floor of the Jim Pattison Pavilion (North) at 855 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver.
You may find two-hour, free parking between Oak and Granville streets (southwest of the hospital) and between West 12th and West 20th avenues. Read the signs before you park. Parking attendants survey the area regularly and there are many blocks designated for residents only.
A number of buses run along Broadway including: 99 B-Line, 17 Downtown and the 9 Alma/Boundary. The closest skytrain is the Canada Line at Cambie Street and Broadway. Visit the Translink website for routes and more information.
Find out about nearby drugstores, food, and banking services.
Tell us about the care you received using the options below:
Please complete our Family Satisfaction Survey and provide feedback on care received in our ICU.
Want to recognize staff members who made a difference in your stay? Have concerns about the care you received? Send us an email to VGHICU@vch.ca.