Medical mask policy in effect during respiratory illness season
Masks are currently required in all patient care areas of hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health-care sites and clinics. Please do not enter these facilities if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath/trouble breathing, diarrhea or vomiting. Do not enter these facilities if you feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms.
Visitors to long-term care and seniors’ assisting living facilities need to wear a medical mask in common areas and when participating in indoor events in common areas.
Thank you for helping keep patients and staff healthy this season.
Long-term care provides professional care and supervision to adults in a supportive and secure environment. The services are available to people with complex care needs or conditions who cannot live safely and independently at home.
How to access
Check eligibility and referral options
Home and community care services have general eligibility criteria based on citizenship, residency, age and health condition, and specific criteria for each service based on your assessed needs.
You can contact the home and community care intake line to arrange for care or have a health-care professional make a referral on your behalf.
Hours of operation
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Visiting hours may vary depending on the unit. Please call the ƛ̓uxválásu̓ilas Heiltsuk Hospital main line at (250) 957-2314 to determine visiting times before your visit.
Parking and transportation
Free parking is available.
Vancouver Coastal Health
R.W. Large Memorial Hospital has six acute beds, six long-term care beds and a three-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services and telehealth services. Also, within the hospital, you'll find a medical clinic and pharmacy.
Language, culture, religious affiliations
All languages, cultures and religious affiliations are welcome.
Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health-care organizations provide to their residents based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada or by CARF.
Philosophy of care
We take a holistic and individualized approach to resident care, including the promotion of the following residents' rights to: health, safety and dignity; participation and freedom of expression; transparency and accountability.
Type of accommodation
Six residential rooms with private bathrooms including sink and toilet. Common shower and common tub room.
Entry to the building is through the main hospital entrance.
No pets are permitted.
No smoking inside or on grounds as per VCH Smoke-Free Premises Policy.
Safety & security features
24-hour staffing, smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire alarm system.
Care home-specific restrictions
No unauthorized use of alcohol is permitted.
ƛ̓uxválásu̓ilas Heiltsuk Hospital (formerly R.W. Large Memorial Hospital)
ƛ̓uxválásu̓ilas (pronounced kwil-valas-iwaylas) Heiltsuk Hospital is a acute, continuing care and emergency medical facility that has 6 acute beds, 7 continuing care beds and a 3-bed emergency department open 24/7.