Who we are and what we do.
Fraser Health is the largest of the five regional health authorities in B.C. working together with the Ministry of Health. We are responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to more than 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.
Our communities include a diverse multicultural population including six Métis Chartered Communities and approximately 62,000 Indigenous Peoples associated with 32 First Nation communities. More than 90 per cent of refugees and 40 per cent of newcomers to B.C. have settled in our region (2016 Canadian census).
As a health authority, employer and facility operator, we have a role to play in the province’s climate action plan and supporting our communities to prepare for climate change impacts. The year 2021 marks the 12th consecutive year we have achieved carbon neutrality as part of the Province of British Columbia's public sector commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
We are responsible for services such as:
- 12 acute care hospitals from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope
- An outpatient care and surgery centre
- 9,823 long term care and 2,609 assisted living beds
- 3,082 mental health and substance use care beds
- Public health services, including immunizations, harm reduction supply distribution and collection, and pregnancy and early child health support
- 36,870 home health services clients, including 16,027 home support services clients
- Community services for seniors, including day programs, dietician services and specialized health clinics
Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
A variety of general practitioners and specialists provide high-quality care and service to patients and their families across our region, including in our hospitals, long-term care homes and other community locations. Physicians are valuable partners in health care. All practitioners are required to be licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and are represented collectively by Doctors of BC.
Medical staff include all physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists and midwives. Each practice group is governed by their own licensing regulatory body.
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Better health. Best in health care.
To improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.
Respect, caring and trust characterize our relationships.
We see an average of:
- 263 surgeries performed every day
- 16,200 babies born in our hospitals every year
- 16,869 naloxone kits distributed each year
- 1,997 visits to our Emergency Departments every 24 hours
- 320 active research studies each year
- 140,000 hours of service given by volunteers each year