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.
Caregiver relief is the primary purpose of the Vancouver Overnight Respite Program. The program provides your friend or relative with an opportunity to stay with us while you have a short period of rest and relief, so that you can continue to provide good care upon your return.
How to access
- Adults living in Vancouver who are currently being cared for at home
- Caregivers in need of some temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend of relative
- Guests assessed by a VCH Case Manager
- Guests who are medically stable
Note: Caregivers making travel or vacation plans should consider cancellation insurance or have an alternative plan in the event the guests condition deteriorates or becomes unstable and they are no longer eligible for a respite bed.
Get a referral
- For clients who have previously stayed at Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital, please call Purdy Pavilion at UBC Hospital directly at: (604) 822-7521 to book a returning stay.
- For clients new to Overnight Respite, please contact your VCH Case Manager.
- For clients who do not have a Case Manager, please call VCH Central Intake at (604) 263-7377
Check in & check out information
Guests check in at 1:00 p.m. and check out by 11:00 a.m.
Two days is the minimum stay for both initial and subsequent stays. If needed, guests must bring their wheelchair or walker.
Guests can stay a maximum of 30 days in a calendar year and return home at the end of each stay. If there are changes in the contact information or client care needs, caregivers are responsible for notifying the Family Respite Centre or Purdy Pavilion when booking subsequent stays.
Guests pay for their stay upon admission. There may be additional charges during your stay for the following:
- Package of toiletries
- Wound supplies
- Incontinence supplies
- Pharmacy medication reconciliation
Hours of operation
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Purdy Pavilion operates 24 hours per day. Check-in for respite guests is at 1:00 p.m. and check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
UBC Hospital (UBCH)
UBC Hospital (UBCH) is part of Vancouver Coastal Health and is one of British Columbia's foremost teaching and research facilities situated on the University of British Columbia campus.