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Access information and resources on your surgery

Infection prevention and control standards are in place to protect our patients, clients, staff and physicians.

Information on Before Surgery, During Surgery and After Surgery on the HealthLink BC website.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Feel better faster after surgery with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay.

Having surgery during the pandemic (PDF)

Information about your surgery and care during COVID-19.

Visiting our hospitals

Find the guidelines for visiting patients after surgery during COVID-19.


Admitting Department

Vancouver General Hospital
Jim Pattison Pavilion - 899 West 12th Avenue, 1st Floor
Phone: (604) 875-4300
Phone: (604) 875-4937 (Sunday and statutory holidays from 9:30-12:30)

Lions Gate Hospital
231 East 15th Street, Main Floor
Phone: (604) 984-5813

Richmond Hospital
7000 Westminster Hwy, Ground Floor (Yellow Zone by Starbucks)
Office hours: Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University of British  Columbia Hospital
Koerner Pavilion - 2211 Wesbrook Mall Main floor
Phone: (604) 822-7033 (4 - 10 p.m.)

Pre-Admission Clinic

Vancouver General Hospital
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre - 2775 Laurel Street 3rd Floor
Phone: (604) 675-3675

Lions Gate Hospital
231 East 15th Street, Main Floor
Phone: (604) 984-5967

Richmond Hospital
7000 Westminster Hwy, Ground Floor (Yellow Zone by Starbucks)
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (604) 244-5178

BC Cancer

600 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 877-6000, call toll-free (within BC): 1 (800) 663-3333

CIBC Center for Patients and Families 

Vancouver General Hospital – Jim Pattison Pavilion 899 West 12th Avenue 
Phone: (604) 875-5887
Resource centre for patients and family:

Dietitians of Canada


Non-emergency health information provided by a nurse, pharmacist or dietitian:

Health Canada

Resource for general health information: Health Canada

Pain BC

Resource for pain management:

Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC)

Find a physiotherapist in your area:


Resource for quitting smoking:

Places to stay tip sheet: VGH & UBC - VCH CIBC Centre for Patients and Families

Medical Travel Accommodation Listing - Government of BC

Quality Hotel Vancouver Airport - Richmond, BC

Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport - Richmond, BC

Canadian Red Cross
1-800-565-8000 or check local listings for phone number


Provided by local bus services throughout BC (check your local listings for phone numbers)
In Lower Mainland: 604-575-6600
Translink HandyDART

TAP BC (Travel Assistance Program)

BC Gov Travel Assistance Program (TAP BC)

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