Our Regional and Community Hospitals serve a population of 1.6 million people. Fraser Health is by far the largest Health Authority in B.C., and is growing rapidly. The following is a listing of our hospitals. Fraser Health Authority hospitals listed have opportunities for both elective and selected core rotations. Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital are the main teaching sites for the program and have recently undergone significant clinical expansion and upgrades.
Royal Columbian Hospital (Regional Hospital with catchment population of 600,000 and UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Academic Campus and teaching hospital). Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster is a Clinical Academic Campus of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Planning for $800 million expansion is underway. RCH is only 15 minutes from Vancouver, and is on the Skytrain Line.
Surrey Memorial Hospital (Regional Hospital with catchment population of 750,000 and UBC Faculty of Medicine Affiliated Regional Campus and teaching hospital). Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, is in the midst of a $1.3 billion expansion which includes construction of a greatly expanded Psychiatric Emergency Department and a new $40 million Clinical Academic Campus of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. SMH is only 25 minutes from Vancouver, and is on the Skytrain line.
In the Fraser region, adult mental health and addictions needs are met by:
- 8 acute care hospitals
- 12 community mental health centres
- 3 tertiary care facilities
- 3 community residential short stay and treatment psychiatric facilities
- long-term supported housing
Children and adolescents are served by:
- 2 acute adolescent inpatient units
- day treatment program
- crisis response teams
- community mental health teams
- early psychosis intervention programs
The elderly are served by:
- tertiary geriatric specialized residential unit
- behavioural stabilization unit
- 9 community mental health teams
- shared care team