The Vancouver General Hospital is home to Canada’s second largest hospital with 24 operating room theatres (2.5 cardiac). Situated 10 minutes south of downtown Vancouver with a mountain range backdrop, it is British Columbia’s designated Trauma Centre.
Our perfusion team is involved in over 800 open heart procedures and 1000 cell saver procedures. In addition, we participate in IABP, ECMO, lung transplants, Hipec, and da Vinci robotic assisted procedures.
We employ the Sorin S5s heart lung machines, Maquet HCU-40 heater-coolers, Sorin Xtra Blood Recovery Systems, in-line CDI blood-gas monitoring and Radiometer ABL90 blood gas analysis.
We are also an approved clinical training site for Cardiovascular Perfusion Interns from the BCIT Perfusion Program.