Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) is a 268 bed facility is located in the picturesque city of North Vancouver serving the North Shore, Sea to Sky corridor and surrounding First Nations communities. Services are provided to adult and pediatric patients in one of the ten scheduled ORs. LGH offers general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, urology, orthopedics (reconstruction and athletics), plastics, ear nose and throat, neurology, ophthalmology, oral maxillo-facial and emergent vascular and trauma. LGH was the pilot site for a successful implementation of the Clinical Information System – an electronic health records and patient care platform. Perioperative Nurses apply their skills across all surgical specialties. Ground was broken in 2018 for the development of a new Medical and Surgical Acute Care Centre to be located adjacent to the current hospital.
EDUCATORS: Maria Brinza, Andra Grigore, Alison Parker
Richmond Hospital (RH) is a 200 bed hospital providing scheduled and 24/7 emergency surgical services for the communities of Richmond and Delta as well as travellers from Vancouver International Airport and BC Ferries. Richmond Hospital offers general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat, ophthalmology, plastics and reconstructive surgery, orthopedics (reconstruction and athletics), and vascular surgery. Richmond hospital is also the proud home of one of only two Bariatric Surgery Centres in BC – providing bariatric surgery options as part of a comprehensive weight reduction strategy. Services are provided to adult and pediatric patients in one of the seven scheduled ORs, or in the 24/7 emergency OR. Perioperative Nurses apply their skills across all surgical specialties.
EDUCATORS: Colleen Kokolski, Heather Martin, Melissa Tai
UBC Hospital (UBCH) is a 332 bed hospital with 3 buildings located on the endowment lands on the campus of The University of British Columbia. The site has 8 operating rooms providing scheduled surgeries Monday through Friday in general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics (reconstruction and athletics), urology, ear nose and throat, ophthalmology, plastics and reconstructive surgery, oral maxillo-facial / dental, and neurology (deep brain stimulation). In addition, the Centre for Surgical Innovation is located at UBCH which houses the Hip and Knee Replacement Program with 2 dedicated operating rooms daily. As a teaching facility, perioperative nurses apply their skills across the many specialties alongside residents and fellows.
EDUCATORS: Maria Brinza, Jacek Murawski, Alison Parker
Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a Quaternary Level Trauma Centre and a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of British Columbia and is home to one of the largest research institutes in Canada. Perioperative students will work and learn in the Jim Pattison Pavilion Operating Room which houses 21 theatres with an additional 16 theatres currently under construction. The hospital offers general surgery, gynecology, thoracics, vascular, orthopedics, neurology, ear nose and throat, plastics and burns, cardiac, hepatobiliary, urology and trauma. In addition, the site offers a robust transplant and robotics program. It is a dynamic and challenging environment that runs 24/7.
EDUCATORS: Jennifer Blythen, Maria Brinza, Colleen Kokolski, Kim Lee, Brittaney Manning, Heather Martin, Jacek Murawski, Melissa Tai
Powell River General Hospital is a 33 bed facility serving Powell River and the communities of the Northern Sunshine Coast of southern BC. The site has 2 operating rooms providing scheduled surgeries Monday through Thursday in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, minor orthopedics, endoscopy / cystoscopy, and dental. In addition to surgery, the hospital also offers emergency and diagnostic services, critical care support (ICU), in-patient psychiatry, and oncology. Perioperative nurses working at PRGH are cross trained and provide nursing care in surgical day care, endoscopy and the post anesthetic recovery room.
The new Sechelt Hospital (SH), formerly St. Mary’s Hospital, is a unique facility within BC. The new site was built on land gifted by the Shíshálh First Nations people and the design process also included extensive consultation with their Elders. In addition, the hospital has been developed to enhance patient care while reducing the carbon footprint of such a large facility. The site has 2 operating rooms that currently provide scheduled surgeries 3-4 days per week in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, minor dental, endoscopy and minor urology. Sechelt will be expanding their surgical services to 5 days per week in the fall of 2018. Perioperative nurses at Sechelt are cross trained and provide nursing care in surgical day care and the post anesthetic recovery room.
Squamish General Hospital (SGH) is a 21 bed facility located in Squamish, 65 km north of Vancouver in the Sea to Sky corridor. The facility has 2 operating rooms offering scheduled surgeries Monday to Friday in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic athletics, ear nose and throat, plastic surgery, dental and endoscopy. In addition, they offer urgent and emergent surgeries. Students hired for SGH will complete their training at Lions Gate Hospital for the full duration of the program and then cross train to SGH upon completion of the program. Many of the SGH grads work between both sites.