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Audit reports

    • PHS Community Services Contract

      An audit of Portland Hotel Society conducted by VCH Internal Audit Services.


Accreditation helps to ensure we're providing safe, high-quality care to every single patient. It's one of the most effective ways for Vancouver Coastal Health to regularly and consistently examine and improve the quality of our services. While the process is voluntary, all health authorities in B.C. participate. 

Accreditation Canada surveyors will be visiting sites across Vancouver Coastal Health from November 19 to 24, 2023. You may be approached by a surveyor for a brief interview on your care experience. 

It is your right to accept or decline participation. Should you choose to participate, please feel free to answer openly and honestly. Your comments will remain confidential and will help improve the quality of our services.

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Accreditation Distinction Award for Regional Trauma Program

In February 2016, our Regional Trauma Program participated in Accreditation Canada’s Trauma Distinction Program and received the Trauma Distinction Award—the first program in Canada to do so.

Read more about the Accreditation Distinction Award

Learn more about accountability

Financial accountability

Learn about the financial resources we use to meet our goals, maintain our health services and develop new and innovative services.

Our policies

We've introduced a series of policies that promote a safe and high quality health care experience for staff, patients and their families.