Victoria General Hospital

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This article is about the hospital in Victoria, British Columbia. For the hospital in Winnipeg, see Victoria General Hospital (Winnipeg). For the hospital in Halifax formerly called Victoria General Hospital, see Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. For the hospital in Vancouver also often referred to as "VGH", see Vancouver General Hospital.
Victoria General Hospital
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria General Hospital is located in British Columbia
Victoria General Hospital
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Location in British Columbia
Geography
Location 1 Hospital Way, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 48°28′02″N 123°25′57″W / 48.467222°N 123.4325°W / 48.467222; -123.4325Coordinates: 48°28′02″N 123°25′57″W / 48.467222°N 123.4325°W / 48.467222; -123.4325
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (MSP)
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes (II trauma centre)
Helipad TC LID: CBW7
History
Founded 1876 (original hospital)
1983 (current hospital)
Links
Website Victoria General Hospital (VGH)
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Victoria General Hospital is an acute care facility located in View Royal, British Columbia, Canada, a western suburb of Victoria. VGH, as it is commonly known, provides emergency, general surgery and medical treatment services. It is one of two acute-care hospitals on southern Vancouver Island, along with the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

The facility has 344 Acute Care beds, 30 Neuro-Rehabilitation beds and 40 Geriatric Ward beds.[1] It is also a teaching hospital for UBC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.[2]

History[edit]

The current hospital was constructed in 1983. It was known as Victoria General Hospital North until Victoria General Hospital South (in downtown Victoria) was closed. VGH South was known before 1983 as Victoria General Hospital and before that as St. Joseph's Hospital. St. Joseph's Hospital was founded in 1876 and taken over from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria by the provincial government in 1972.[3][4]

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