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In this section

  • Anesthesia

  • Cardiac surgery

CIBC Centre for Patients and Families

If you are staying at Vancouver General Hospital, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, or UBC Hospital, the CIBC Centre for Patients and Families can provide support, resources and information before, during, and after your hospital stay.

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Prepare for surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery surgery education booklets

ERAS education booklets can help you understand your surgery and plan for your recovery. They include detailed information about pain and post-operative nausea management.

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Vancouver Coastal Health Patient Health Education Materials (PHEM) online resource catalogue

Search or browse our online collection of printable patient education materials such as brochures, handouts and reference guides.

More information for patients and visitors

Hospital care

Learn more about what you can expect when you receive care from one of our hospitals.

Visitor information

Keeping patients connected to their loved ones is important to their comfort and recovery process, which is why we offer a number of visitor services and resources.

Accessibility services

Learn more about the programs we offer and partners we work with in the community to provide better access to health-care services.