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Who we serve

We serve 25% of BC’s population, that's over 1 million people including the residents of Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

View a map of communities we serve

Map of service areas

Every day we:

  • See 1,100 patients in our emergency departments
  • Care for 5 life or threatened organ cases
  • See 316 surgery patients in our operating rooms that run Monday to Friday
  • See 175 people in the community for occupational or physical therapy
  • Provide 891 home care nursing visits
  • Care for 6,240 residential care clients
  • Care for 891 assisted living tenants

Every year we:

  • Receive $3.4 billion in funding
  • Provide 3 million+ patient days of care
  • See 356,000+ people in our emergency departments, that's one person every two minutes
  • See 845,000+ visits to our clinics
  • Provide 89,000+ same day surgical visits
  • Conduct 82,000+ inpatient discharges
  • Provide 2.3 million+ residential care days
  • Provide 1.9 million+ home support hours
  • Provide 199,000+ home nursing visits

A look inside VCH services by community

We provide a range of direct and contracted health care services that support people from birth to end of life. Our infographics give a snapshot of VCH care in your community:

Infographic - Coastal health services
Infographic - North Shore health services
Infographic - Powell River health services 
Infographic - Richmond health services
Infographic - Sechelt health services
Infographic - Squamish health services
Infographic - Vancouver health services
Infographic - Whistler & Pemberton health services

Learn more about our strategic priorities

Visit the Service Plan page to find out our specific priorities for the next four years.

Updated March 3, 2016
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