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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

ERAS helps you feel better faster after surgery with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay.

Surgery during COVID-19

Read this PDF for information about having an operation during the pandemic.

HealthLink BC - Surgery

Information on Before SurgeryDuring Surgery and After Surgery on HealthLink BC.

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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