Royal Columbian Hospital
330 E Columbia Street, New Westminster, B.C. | 604.520.4253
Royal Columbian Hospital has 508 acute care beds and 24 neonatal intensive care (NICU) bassinettes. As one of three regional hospitals in Fraser Health, Royal Columbian Hospital provides primary, secondary, and tertiary services, which include 24/7 emergency, outpatient, ambulatory care and a range of inpatient services which are supported by and integrated with a range of community services.
In 2013/14, Royal Columbian Hospital saw 70,565 emergency room visits, provided care to 24,883 inpatient and 16,130 surgical daycare cases, delivered 3,011 newborns and had 171,708 visits to ambulatory care.
As a regional hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital provides mostly referral services in a variety of medical and surgical specialties such as mental health and substance use, internal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, plastic surgeries and a very well established maternal, infant, child/youth program offering levels one, two and three obstetrical care, levels one and two nursery, neonatal intensive care, and paediatric inpatient service.
In addition, Royal Columbian Hospital also provides a number of highly specialized acute care services such as tertiary trauma, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, interventional cardiology and thoracic surgery that often require the care of multiple medical specialists, multidisciplinary care teams and the use of specialized equipment and technology.
In keeping with the network and system’s approach to organizing and delivering services in Fraser Health, Royal Columbian Hospital serves not only its local community of New Westminster, but also acts as a primary referral centre for patients from community hospitals who require higher levels of care.
In addition to being the primary referral centre for community hospitals, Royal Columbian Hospital is also a designated referral centre in Fraser Health for some of the highly specialized services offered at the site such as cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, trauma, and neurosurgery.
Royal Columbian Hospital is a clinical academic campus playing an active role in medical education by providing training to University of British Columbia (UBC) medical students as well as junior and senior residents from some UBC residency programs. Royal Columbian Hospital offers wide exposure to community and referral based clinical medicine in all major disciplines.
- 24/7 Emergency
- Ambulatory care
- Medical and surgical specialties
- Outpatient and inpatient services
Total Area metres2: 113,688