VCH is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care services to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout BC and is the province's hub of health care education and research.
When most people think about health care, the first thing they think about are hospitals. While many of our services are offered in the 13 hospitals we operate, we offer a range of services including:
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The services and facilities of VCH are located within the traditional homelands of the 14 First Nation communities of Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai'xai, Lilwat, Musqueam, N'Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, Sechelt, Skatin, Squamish, Tla'amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv and Xa'xtsa.
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to find out our specific priorities for the next four years.
To deliver our services, we have approximately:
Almost 14,000 full-time and part-time staff, including 5,500 nurses and 2,700 physicians in our hospitals and community health centres
3,000 active volunteers
More than 900 principal investigators conduct clinical and discovery research at VCH Research Institute
We provide a range of direct and contracted health care services that support people from birth to end of life. Our 2017 infographics give a snapshot of VCH care in your community: