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
Location1 Hospital Way, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 6R5, Canada
Coordinates48°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 systemPublic Medicare (Canada)
Emergency departmentYes (II trauma centre)
HelipadTC LID: CBW7
Opened1876 (original hospital)
1983 (current hospital)
WebsiteVictoria General Hospital (VGH)
ListsHospitals in Canada

Victoria General Hospital (VGH) 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 a year later. 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 1875[3] and taken over from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria by the provincial government in 1972.[4][5]


Victoria General Hospital is one of three hospitals supported by the Victoria Hospital Foundation, which also provides financial support to the Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Gorge Road Hospital, both in Victoria.[6]


  1. ^ HealthLink BC
  2. ^ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery : University of British Columbia : UBC Faculty of Medicine Canada
  3. ^ Catholic Health Alliance of Canada – Catholic Hospital History Project
  4. ^ The Sisters Expand their Work
  5. ^ Canadian hospital histories - Western Provinces and the north
  6. ^ "Victoria Hospitals Foundation (VHF) - Homepage | Thanks for the support!". Victoria Hospitals Foundation. Retrieved 2020-04-15.


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