When it opened in 1886, Vancouver Acute was just a nine-bed tent used to treat injured railway workers. Vancouver Acute is composed of four sites: Vancouver Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and George Pearson Centre. Now Vancouver Acute is one of North America's leading health care centres with 1,900 beds. Even though Vancouver Acute treats nearly 116,000 patients each year, every single one is important to us. Clinical focus areas for undergraduate and postgraduate orthopaedics are trauma, spine, lower extremity reconstructive surgery and orthopaedic oncology.
UBC Hospital is one of two acute care facilities that are part of Vancouver Acute. It is one of British Columbia's foremost teaching and research facilities and is located on the UBC Point Grey campus. Specialty areas at UBC Hospital include: Acute Medicine, General Surgery, Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Gerontology.
St. Paul’s Hospital
St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care, academic and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. With over 500 acute care beds in use and home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, the hospital serves both the local community and patients from across B.C. Its downtown location brings many of Vancouver's tourists and visitors to its doors. As well, St. Paul's also has a longstanding history of providing care to disadvantaged populations. Clinical focus areas for undergraduate and postgraduate orthopaedic training at this site are: foot and ankle surgery and upper extremity surgery.
Royal Columbian Hospital
The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) is the largest referral hospital in the Fraser Health Region. As such, it combines both general and specific or sub-specialty patient groups within orthopaedics. Rotations at the hospital provide exposure to the "platform level" services offered to a community with respect to trauma as well as reconstructive procedures in the musculoskeletal system. Members of the Department who are based at RCH have sub-specialty interests in total joint arthroplasty, sports medicine, surgery of the wrist and hand, and surgery of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic surgical residents assigned to a rotation at RCH also have an opportunity to attend both Eagle Ridge Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital for additional experience.
Children’s & Womens Health Centre of British Columbia
Children's & Womens Health Centre of British Columbia consists of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, and BC Womens Hospital & Health Centre, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority.
BC Children’s provides expert care for the province’s most seriously ill or injured children. This care includes paediatric surgery, including orthopaedics, as well as ambulatory clinics, emergency services, psychiatric treatment, cardiac programs, cancer and blood disorder treatment, neurology and neurosurgery, and more. Sunny Hill offers specializes services, such as assessment, diagnosis, consultation, referral and, in select cases, treatment for children with disabilities and their families in B.C.
Focused entirely on women’s health, BC Womens provides service for pregnant women, newborns and women with specialized health needs from across the province.