Vancouver Coastal Health


Vancouver Coastal Health serves 25% of BC’s population, that’s over 1 million people including the residents of Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.


13,000 full time/part time staff (excluding casuals and Providence Health Care)
2,500 physicians
5,000 volunteers

Daily statistics

914 patients in our emergency departments
5 life or threatened organ cases
316 surgery patients in our operating rooms that run Monday to Friday
175 people in the community for occupational or physical therapy
891 home care nursing visits
6,240 residential care clients
891 assisted living tenants