Press release

Fire extinguished at Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver, B.C. – Early this morning, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) staff and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service quickly responded to and extinguished a fire in the lobby of the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at VGH.

As per established emergency response procedures, the facility was evacuated, and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.

There was limited smoke and water damage due to the incident, and the Diamond Health Care Centre will be closed until Monday, December 18, as repairs are made.

Impacted patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments and can reach out with any immediate questions or concerns to: 604-875-4111.

We appreciate the support of first responders and the understanding of patients as we work to reopen the facility as quickly and safely, as possible. 

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is committed to delivering exceptional care to 1.2 million people, including the First Nations, Métis and Inuit in our region, within the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai'xais, Lil'wat, Musqueam, N'Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh, Skatin, Squamish, Tla'amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv, and Xa'xtsa. VCH is British Columbia’s hub of health-care innovation, research and academic excellence, providing specialized care to patients throughout the province.


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