Victoria General Hospital

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Victoria General Hospital
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Victoria General Hospital is located in British Columbia
Victoria General Hospital
Location in British Columbia
Location 1 Hospital Way, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 6R5, 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
Care system Public Medicare (Canada)
Hospital type General
Emergency department Yes (II trauma centre)
Helipad TC LID: CBW7
Founded 1876 (original hospital)
1983 (current hospital)
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. VGH is the only one of the two hospitals which provides maternity services.

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]


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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