Overview

The Division of Neurosurgery at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the major adult neurosurgical service in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Members of the Division of Neurosurgery care for more than 1,500 patients at Vancouver General Hospital annually. There are approximately 5,000 ambulatory patient visits to the Neurosurgery Clinic at the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre and the Neuro-oncology Clinic at the BC Cancer Agency.

The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital (BCCH) is the major referral center for pediatric neurosurgical conditions in the province of British Columbia.

Both adult and pediatric services work in close alliance with neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, neuro-oncologists, and a multi-disciplinary team of paramedical personnel. These latter include expert nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, social workers, clinical instructors and clinical specialists, among others.

Regional rehabilitational facilities are provided by G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre (adults) and Sunnyhill Hospital (pediatric).

Mission

To provide excellence in patient care, teaching and research and to respect and serve our patients welfare.

Vision

To be a world class academic institution in the field of neurological surgery, through the pursuit of teaching, research and innovative patient care.

Values

  • To value our patients’ rights, individuality and cultural diversity.
  • To act in the best interests of our patients.
  • To value our colleagues and fellow workers.
  • To respect and value all members of our multidisciplinary team.
  • To maintain and advance life long learning.
  • To encourage creativity and innovation among ourselves and our colleagues.
  • To pursue the practice of evidence-based medicine.
  • To assess continuously the effectiveness and efficiencies of our therapies.
  • To share unstintingly our knowledge with our colleagues and students, the care providers of the present and the future.
  • To be sensitive to the needs of our community.
  • To value and support our family, friends, and each other.