The Child Life Department strives to make the hospital visit a more positive experience. The child life specialist prepares children, youth and families for life-altering events and upcoming procedures.Ethics ServiceThe ethicists are here to help you when you have to make a difficult or confusing medical decision and there are different opinions about what is the best thing to do.
First Nation's Patient Advocate
The First Nation's Patient Advocate is here to assist Aborignal families get support and information.Grief & LossResources for children, teens and adults dealing with grief and loss. Includes the memorial pages where you can post a tribute in memory of deceased loved ones who have received care at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.Interpreter ServicesWe have face-to-face and phone interpreting for those families who need to communicate in a language other than English.Social WorkThe Social Work Department is committed to improving the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical health of children, youth, and their families. Spiritual CareThe hospital chaplains are are part of a multi-faith department available for emotional and spiritual support for families facing difficult and stressful situations.
Partners in Care Family AdvisoryThe Partners in Care Family Advisory (PiC) is a group of family members and hospital staff who are dedicated to promoting excellence in principles and practice of family centred care.
Family Support & Resource CentreThis program provides patients and families throughout British Columbia with support, information and connections.