Regular rooms have four beds and don’t cost anything for patients with B.C. Medical Services Plan coverage. You can ask about paying for a private or semi-private room to increase your privacy and comfort. In each Vancouver Coastal Health hospital there are a limited number of private or semi-private rooms.
While there is no guarantee a private or semi-private room will be available, we try our best to accommodate these requests. In a private room, you will have your own bathroom. In a semi-private, you share the room and its bathroom with another person.
Regular rooms and semi-private rooms may be shared by men and women.
Good nutrition is an important part of your recovery. At most sites, patients are given a menu from which they can choose selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ask your nurse or a family member if you need help selecting your meals.
If you have food allergies or follow a special diet, let your nurse know as soon as you arrive. A dietitian will talk to you about your food needs, and help design a meal plan for you.
Your family is welcome to bring in your favourite foods, but we do not have space to store large amounts of food.