Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health is one of Canada’s largest health care providers, delivering medical services to a quarter of British Columbia’s population (more than one million people) in 12 municipalities and four regional districts in the Coastal Mountain communities, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, and 14 Aboriginal communities. Vancouver Coastal Health sees an average of 914 patients in its emergency departments and 316 surgery patients in its operating rooms every day.
Vancouver Coastal Health is dedicated to providing non-discriminatory health services to all patients in the province. The authority has launched many outreach programs to fulfill this goal. For example, Prism was set up to provide information and referral services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and Two Spirit communities. Vancouver Coastal Health also works to address inequities faced by immigrants and refugees in accessing health services. Working with the NSIIP helps Vancouver Coastal Health set a good example of being a welcoming, inclusive, non-judgmental, tolerant, and respectful organization.
- Margaret Broughton, Clinical Instructor
NSIIP is grateful to hold its activities on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.
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