Royal Jubilee Hospital

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Royal Jubilee Hospital
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Royal Jubilee Hospital is located in British Columbia
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Location in British Columbia
Geography
Location Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 48°26′00″N 123°19′39″W / 48.4334°N 123.3274°W / 48.4334; -123.3274Coordinates: 48°26′00″N 123°19′39″W / 48.4334°N 123.3274°W / 48.4334; -123.3274
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada)
Hospital type General
Affiliated university University of British Columbia
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 500
Helipad TC LID: CBK8
History
Founded 1890
Links
Website Royal Jubilee Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Canada

The Royal Jubilee Hospital is a 500-bed general hospital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada located about 3 km (1.9 mi) east of the city centre, in the Jubilee neighbourhood (itself named after the hospital).

Overview[edit]

Its name commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. Founded in 1890, Royal Jubilee was Victoria's main hospital until 1983, when an expanded Victoria General Hospital re-opened in the suburban municipality of View Royal.[1] Royal Jubilee offers critical-care, surgery, diagnostics, emergency facilities and other patient programs. It has a particular focus on cardiac medicine.[2]

In 2007, the British Columbia government announced that it would expand and renovate the hospital, increasing the number of beds to 500 and replacing many buildings.[3] The new 500-bed patient care centre (PCC) was opened to the public in early 2011.

Campus Map[edit]

See BC Cancer Agency for a map of the grounds with parking and buildings shown. [1]

Begbie Hall[edit]

Begbie Hall, a three-storey former nurses' residence at the hospital, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1989 to commemorate the growing professionalism of nursing in the early 20th century and the contribution of nurses to health care in Canada.[4] Today the Begbie Hall is used for administrative offices, and contains the Woodward Theatre for meetings. The Woodward Theatre was apparently the original cafeteria for the resident nurses.[5]

Pemberton Memorial Operating Room[edit]

The octagonal Pemberton Memorial Operating Room, completed in 1896, was designated a National Historic Site in 2005. It is an octagonal brick operating room; a rare surviving example of a late 19th-century surgical facility from the period when hospitals were transitioning from primarily charitable to scientific institutions.[6]

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