Facts & Figures

UPDATED May 30 2023

We have:

    • 20 subspecialty divisions and one General Pediatric Division;
    • 272 faculty members with 184 hospital-based pediatric specialists, and sub-specialists, 42 PhDs and 68 community based faculty throughout the province;
    • 19 fully accredited Royal College specialty and sub-specialty programs;
    • 250 acute care beds, an adolescent unit, a modern isolation facility, a rehabilitation unit, a 10-bed psychiatric unit and a 60-bed special care nursery.

General Information:

We are the only provincial tertiary pediatric centre in British Columbia serving a population of one million up to the age of 18;

The Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units provide a full range of tertiary and quaternary services;

The high-risk maternity unit is on-site at Women’s Hospital where approximately 7,000 deliveries are performed per year;

Outreach clinics and telemedicine programs provide pediatric subspecialty care to a growing number of smaller cities and rural communities throughout the province;

Child Health BC (Provincial Child Health Network) provides a province-wide focus on quality coordinated child and youth health care and facilities clinical research and educational activities/

The Medical School has expanded in the past few years and now has 288 entry level students;

The Children’s Hospital Foundation supports research, innovative programs, capital equipment and facilities;

There are excellent opportunities in International Child Health with the establishment of the Centre for International Child Health.