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About us

We deliver our services to more than one million BC residents living in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. Find out who we serve

The facilities and services of Vancouver Coastal Health are situated within the traditional homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

Services we provide

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:

  • Primary care

  • Community-based residential and home health care

  • Mental health and substance use services

  • Public health

  • Hospital care

  • Research

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VCH service plan

Visit our service plan page to find out our specific priorities for the next four years.

Our people

To deliver our services, we have approximately:

  • 13,510 full time/part time staff including 4,500 nurses (excluding casuals and Providence Health Care)

  • 2,100 physicians (excluding Locums)

  • 3,000 volunteers

See our employee numbers by occupational group:

VCH employee demographics
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