Victoria General Hospital
|Victoria General Hospital|
|Location||1 Hospital Way, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 6R5, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada)|
|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 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 and taken over from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria by the provincial government in 1972.
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