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A state of the art, efficient and effective surgical program across the two sites of VGH and UBC Hospital.
“We’re the medical centre in BC for referrals and complex surgical cases. Improvements to our operating rooms will continue to position us as world leaders in clinical teaching and research.”
Dr. Bas Masri
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver Coastal Health
VGH’s operating rooms are small and out of date, and UBC facilities are not equipped to handle high acuity cases. The Future of Surgery will see the transformation of both sites.
are performed per year at VGH and UBC Hospital
60% of the BC's
adult trauma cases are seen in our hospitals
The Future of Surgery strengthens the resources of VGH and UBC Hospital as a single, state-of-the-art, efficient, and effective surgical program.
Develop 16 new operating rooms
that are optimally sized at Vancouver General Hospital
Establish a High Acuity Unit (HAU)
providing up to 8 beds for patients who require a high level of care at UBC Hospital