Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)


Due to Broadway Subway Project construction, Laurel Street is closed to vehicle traffic off Broadway from August 2021 through to 2025. Click here for more information.


Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) offers specialized health care services to residents in Vancouver and across the province. We provide a full range of basic and highly specialized emergency health care and trauma services to all of BC.

VGH is also a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of British Columbia and home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada. 

VGH includes: 

  • Banfield Pavilion

  • Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

  • Child Care Centre

  • Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion (formerly known as Centennial Pavilion)

  • Eye Care Centre

  • Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

  • Health Centre

  • Heather Pavilion

  • Jack Bell Research Centre

  • Jim Pattison Pavilion

  • Mary Pack Arthritis Centre

  • Skin Care Centre

  • Wellness Centre

  • Willow Pavilion

Vancouver General Hospital maps

?Please download the following maps of VGH:

Translated maps in the following languages are coming soon: Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified, Vietnamese, Korean, French, and Punjabi.

Patient inquiries  

To inquire about the status of a patient at VGH, call the main switchboard at 604-875-4111.


Patients and their immediate family members can request that no information be disclosed to callers or anyone but authorized medical health care providers.

Have a gift delivered to someone at VGH

Looking to have a gift delivered to someone staying at Vancouver General Hospital? The VGH Gift Shop offers free same-day delivery up to their unit. Order at

Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 switchboard, available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours of operation

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Talk to the unit before visiting to determine the best time for your visit and what you should do when you arrive. Read our Visiting our hospitals, clinics & care homes page for more information.

Quiet hours are held between 10:30 p.m. and 5:40 a.m. You must have previous approval from the ward or to enter the hospital during these hours.

Parking & transportation

The Emergency Department at VGH is part of the Jim Pattison Pavilion and the entrance is on West 10th Avenue. For general access to the Jim Pattison Pavilion, please use the West 12th Avenue entrance.

?There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

Download parking rates for VCH facilities


Vancouver General Hospital Patient & Family Handbook - English 
Vancouver General Hospital Patient & Family Handbook - Chinese ?

Looking for a place to stay near this location? Download the Places to Stay guide.

Visit the Hospital care section on our website for more information on bringing personal ID, personal belongings, hospital rooms and meals, patient services you can access and more.

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