What we do
BC Children's Hospital (BC Children's) provides expert health care, including mental health care, for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. Child development and rehabilitation is provided by Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, a program of BC Children's.
In addition to providing specialized pediatric services — many of which are not available elsewhere in the province – BC Children's is the province's leading teaching and research facility for child health.
BC Children's Hospital, including Sunny Hill Health Centre, delivers child and youth health and rehabilitation services and is the province's major treatment, teaching and research facility for child health, with over 200,000 children cared for on an annual basis.
As an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), BC Children’s strategic action plan supports PHSA’s strategic direction, outlined in the PHSA Service Plan. BC Children's also shares the vision, mission and values of the PHSA. Please visit this link for PHSA's recently updated vision, mission and values.
The BC Children's Hospital Strategic Action Plan identifies upcoming challenges and opportunities and related areas of action, which include
- Redevelopment with focus on the new acute care centre: The Teck Acute Care Centre (2017) and relocation of Sunny Hill to the Oak Street site (2019)
- Clinical Systems Transformation: Implementation of the Electronic Health Record and associated workflow changes (the Clinical and Systems Transformation Project) in 2018
- BC Surgical Services Initiative: Participation in a provincial surgical services initiative aimed at improving surgical care and flow
- Child Health BC – Tiers of Service: Development and adoption of a provincial child health Tiers of Service Framework through Child Health BC
The BC Children's Hospital and the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is affiliated with the University of British Columbia. For more information, please see the Department of Pediatrics.