Clinic Redevelopment and Construction Updates
BC Children’s Hospital is a part of the Children's & Women's Health Centre of BC, a large campus including many different health care services, as well as academic and research facilities. We are also in the process of building a new Acute Care Centre, so many clinics have been relocated to accommodate the construction happening across campus.
Directions & Parking
Unfortunately due to high demand and limited spacing, special rates will not be offered to students or instructors. Alternatively, public transit is available within a close proximity to all facilities and often recommended. Directions if you are taking transit to BCCH.
Bike Rack Locations
Bicycle racks are available for use near main entrances.
Booking Education Rooms
Academic partners may book meeting rooms on-site within 7 days of the desired date. Please contact Learning and Development for further information. Fees may apply.
Education for Non-staff
Classroom-based education offerings for non-PHSA staff are listed in the Learning Hub.
E-learning modules/courses available to non-PHSA staff are listed under Workshops and Courses.
Simulation CentreStudy and Learning Commons
The Simulation Centre, in the E6 wing in the Shaughnessy building, includes several rooms that closely resemble a typical emergency or acute care environment. High-fidelity, sophisticated, baby, child and adult computer based, human-patient simulators are available, as well as other low and medium fidelity simulators and task trainers. Simulators allow physicians, nurses and other health care staff to practice clinical skills, interprofessional communications and teamwork, so that they become fully confident and competent to manage critical situations in health care. Simulations allow practice to a mastery level with no risk to patients.
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Cell phone use is permitted site-wide, unless otherwise indicated. Please use cell phones respectfully.
Food and Amenities
Lockers and Showers
Unfortunately, lockers for students are very limited and not available in all areas. Your practicum supervisor will provide you with further specifics. Students are strongly advised to not bring valuables with them on their practicum.
Shower facilities are available on site. Speak to your practicum supervisor about the nearest location to your assigned work area.
The entire grounds are smoke-free, including BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. This means that staff, patients, and visitors are not permitted to smoke on our site.
The security team is here to provide safety and security as it relates to staff, patients, and faculty assets including students and instructors. While on site, if you require assistance or an escort to your car during evening or early morning hours, please call Protection Services at