VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.

And the simple truth is, if you are seriously ill or injured, our hospitals are your best chance. There are few illnesses or injuries our medical teams cannot treat, no matter how complex or rare.

VGH is one of two accredited Level 1 Trauma Centres in BC and, together with UBC Hospital and GF Strong, are the province’s main referral centres.

Doctors at the forefront of their specialties care for patients, discover new treatments through internationally acclaimed research, and educate the next generation of health care superstars. With donor support, the Foundation works hard to ensure that excellent care is here when you need it.


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Thanks to donor support, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has been transforming health care in BC for 40 years with $1 billion in philanthropic funding. Here are some of the vital projects donations have supported.

40 Years - $1 Billion Dollars


Vancouver General Hospital Foundation established

Ambulance purchase marks beginning of philanthropic impact.


Jack Bell Research Centre opens

Located next to VGH, this research centre became home to several impactful research programs including the Stone Centre, and Immunity and Infection Research Centre.


VGH becomes the first hospital in BC to adopt ECMO use

This life-saving technology allows a patient’s heart and lungs to recover by taking over heart and lung function itself, while still keeping other organs functioning.

View the full timeline here.

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