Department of Orthopaedic Surgery UBC
|Vancouver Acute (VCHA):
899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
|When it opened in 1886, Vancouver
Acute was just a nine-bed tent used to treat injured railway workers.
Vancouver Acute is composed of four sites: Vancouver Hospital, UBC Hospital,
GF Strong Rehab Centre and George Pearson Centre. Now Vancouver Acute
is one of North America's leading health care centres with 1,900 beds.
Even though Vancouver Acute treats nearly 116,000 patients each year,
every single one is important to us. Clinical focus areas for undergraduate
and postgraduate orthopaedics are trauma, spine, lower extremity reconstructive
surgery and orthopaedic oncology.
2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5
|UBC Hospital is one of two acute
care facilities that are part of Vancouver Acute. It is one of British
Columbia's foremost teaching and research facilities and is located on
the campus of the University of British Columbia. Specialty areas at UBC
Hospital include: Acute Medicine, General Surgery, Reconstructive Orthopedic
Surgery, Psychiatry, Gerontology.
|Providence Health Care:
St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
& Ankle Specialists
|St. Paul's Hospital is an acute
care, academic and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. With
over 500 acute care beds in use and home to many world-class medical and
surgical programs, the hospital serves both the local community and patients
from across B.C. Its downtown location brings many of Vancouver's tourists
and visitors to its doors. As well, St. Paul's also has a longstanding
history of providing care to disadvantaged populations. Clinical focus
areas for undergraduate and postgraduate orthopaedic training at this
site are: foot and ankle surgery and upper extremity surgery.
|Fraser Health Region:
Royal Columbian Hospital
330 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3W
Eagle Ridge Hospital
475 Guildford Way
Port Moody, BC V3H 3W9
Burnaby General Hospital
3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 2X6
|The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) is the largest
referral hospital in the Fraser Health Region. As such, it combines
both general and specific or subspecialty patient groups within orthopaedics.
Rotations at the hospital provide exposure to the "platform level"
services offered to a community with respect to trauma as well as reconstructive
procedures in the musculoskeletal system. Members of the Department who
are based at RCH have subspecialty interests in total joint arthroplasty,
sports medicine, surgery of the wrist and hand, and surgery of the foot
and ankle. Orthopaedic surgical residents assigned to a rotation at RCH
also have an opportunity to attend both Eagle Ridge Hospital and St. Mary's
Hospital for additional experience.
Children’s & Womens Health Centre
of British Columbia
(BC Children’s Hospital and
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children,
and BC Womens Hospital & Health Centre):
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
Children's & Womens Health Centre of
British Columbia consists of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny
Hill Health Centre for Children, and BC Womens Hospital & Health
Centre, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority.
BC Children’s provides expert care for the province’s most
seriously ill or injured children. This care includes paediatric surgery,
including orthopaedics, as well as ambulatory clinics, emergency services,
psychiatric treatment, cardiac programs, cancer and blood disorder treatment,
neurology and neurosurgery, and more. Sunny Hill offers specializes
services, such as assessment, diagnosis, consultation, referral and,
in select cases, treatment for children with disabilities and their
families in B.C.
Focused entirely on women’s health, BC Womens provides service
for pregnant women, newborns and women with specialized health needs
from across the province.
|Northern Health Authority:
Prince George Regional Hospital
2000 15th Avenue
Prince George, BC V2M 1S2
Prince George Regional Hospital is a regional referral hospital serving
North Central British Columbia. The hospital serves an immediate population
of 80,000 and acts as a referral centre for approximately twice that
This hospital has 209 acute beds: this figure includes the 10 combined
ICU/CCU beds, 18 Paediatric beds (4 of which are in the Paediatric
Special Care Unit), 21 Maternity beds and 15 beds in the Rehabilitation
Unit. In addition, there are also 30 bassinets, of which 12 are in
a level I/II Intensive Care Nursery. There are also 72 Extended Care
beds in Jubilee Lodge as well as 37 Chemical Dependency beds. Approximately,
75% of the patients in this hospital come from the city of Prince
George, the remainder being from the regional population. The hospital
has an annual birth rate of approximately 1,400.
There are approximately 120 physicians on staff of whom 55 are specialists.
These include 7 Anaesthetists, 5 Internists, 1 Dermatologist, 2 Neurologists,
5 Pathologists, 6 Radiologists, 4 Obstetricians, 3 Paediatricians,
4 Psychiatrists, 4 General Surgeons, 2 Urologists, 4 Orthopaedic Surgeons,
2 Plastic Surgeons, 1 E.N.T. Surgeons, 4 Ophthalmologists, and 1 Neurosurgeon.
Clinical focus areas for undergraduate and postgraduate orthopaedic
training on this site revolve around community orthopaedics.
|Vancouver Island Health Authority:
Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC V8Z6R5
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC V9T3A5
Campus is composed of two major teaching centres, the Victoria General
Hospital and the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The Royal Jubilee Hospital,
located in downtown Victoria, has a history extending back to the mid-1800s
and has undergone extensive construction and renovation over the last
150 years. Equivalent in size to the Victoria General Hospital, the
facility houses critical care surgery, diagnostic, emergency and other
patient programs. It has a sub-emphasis on cardiac medicine. The Victoria
General Hospital was completed in 1983 and is located in a suburban
area of Victoria which is undergoing rapid growth. Its clinical subspecialties
include obstetrics, paediatric trauma, neurosciences and rehabilitation.
Located within the Vancouver Island Health Authority,
the two hospitals provide a full range of dynamic and progressive health
programs for the residents of VIHA.
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