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​​​​ Vancouver General Hospital's (VGH) Trauma Centre is a leading accredited Adult Level 1 Trauma Centre in British Columbia, Canada. It is also the quaternary referral centre for trauma patients in BC.

  • As a Level 1 Trauma Centre in BC, VGH plays a leadership role in the provincial trauma system as the Designated Adult Provincial Trauma Centre for BC, and a central role in the regional trauma system as the Designated Regional Trauma Center for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)​

  • VGH is responsible for providing tertiary and major trauma care, including complex and unique (quaternary) trauma services, for the province. As the lead trauma center, VGH is a leader in academic programming, trauma training and research in affiliation with the University of British Columbia (UBC).

​VGH provides the highest level of around-the-clock care for injured patients, from resuscitation through rehabilitation. Emergency physicians, surgeons, surgical specialists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other professionals are always in-house and available to provide immediate care. The VGH Trauma Centre also provides leadership in injury prevention programs, fellowship teaching, community outreach, education, quality improvement initiatives, clinical practice guideline development, and trauma system planning.

Our Mission

The VGH Trauma Centre is committed to supporting healthy lives throughout British Columbia by preventing and reducing the impact of injury through leadership in the provision of exceptional, integrated trauma care, innovative education, injury prevention initiatives and research.​

Our Vision 

​We envision a comprehensive, integrated, and self-learning system of injury care, control, and prevention that aligns key agencies and organizations to collaborate effectively in minimizing the societal burden of injury in the population of Vancouver Coastal Health and British Columbia.​

Guiding Principles 

  • ​Provide patient-centred care 

  • Participation in quality and safety improvement processes 

  • Ensure seamless transitions for patients ​

​To contact VGH Trauma Services, please email VAtraumaservices@vch.ca​.