Some of our VCH hospitals have a volunteer-run well wishes program that allows you to send messages by email to your friend or family during their hospital stay. Your message will be printed, sealed and delivered by one of our volunteers within two business days.
Send your message by email to the hospital email address listed below:
What our program doesn't cover
In addition to your message, you must include the following patient details so your well wishes are delivered to the right person:
Patient’s first and last name
Room number, ward or location - If you do not have the patient's room number or location, you will need to call the hospital that the patient is in and ask for the room number and location details. If the patient is in the Intensive Care Unit, it may limit or not allow items from the outside to be brought in. If the patient is in the ICU, ask to be connected to that ward to ask if your letter would be allowed in before you send it.
Communication or messages that are not well wishes will not be delievered. Messages that are not allowed include: conducting personal business, containing questionable content or business/vendor solicitations.
We cannot send outgoing replies or confirm that a patient is admitted to one of our hospitals. All messages are received and handled confidentially.
This program delivers email messages only. If you'd like to send your message by mail, you will need to send it yourself through regular postal service. Address your letter with the patient's name, room number/ward/location, name of hospital, and hospital's full address. For mailing addresses, visit our hospital page.
Gift shops are available at many of our locations for those who would like to support a patient with a gift.
qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) gift shop: 604-485-3211 ext. 4347
Sechelt Hospital gift shop: 604-885-2224 ext. 4273
Squamish General Hospital gift shop: 604-892-5211 ext. 3372
Vancouver General Hospital gift shop: 604-875-5895