Take BC Transit #8 or #11 bus
Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.
Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized long-term care. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.
For information on private long-term care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
63 Gorge Rd East
Main line: 250-519-3500 | WaterView Unit: 250-519-3514 | ArbutusView Unit: 250-519-3510
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Gorge Road Hospital received full accreditation for 2014 to 2018. Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.
Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.accreditation.ca/.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 108 complex care beds + 3 respite beds
Private-Pay Units: 0
Gorge Road Hospital, built in 1953, is located at 63 Gorge Road East. Long-term care services are provided on two floors, the WaterView Unit and the ArbutusView Unit, of the four storey building. The building is adjacent to the Gorge Waterway with the rear of the building facing the water. There is a paved walkway along the water-side of the building for residents to enjoy and walk along.
Each floor has a secured garden/patio area equipped with patio furniture and a BBQ. There are sheltered areas on the patios. Both floors have resident lounges. We do have a hair dresser who operates on both units; Mondays on WaterView and Tuesdays on ArbutusView.
Bariatric clientele cannot have their needs adequately met at this site secondary to the lack of overhead lifts.
The facility is located in the Gorge neighbourhood and is close Tillicum and Mayfair Malls, Fairway Market and many small restaurants and pubs. There are some small hotels in the neighbourhood as well.
Philosophy of Care
Type of Accommodation
There are two units at the facility which provide service for complex care clientele:
- ArbutusView Unit has 53 complex care beds and one respite bed; four-bed wards on this unit
- WaterView Unit has 55 complex care beds and two respite beds; semi-private and four-bed wards here
Each Unit has some private rooms which are assigned based on care requirements.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
There is a Recreation Therapy coordinator as well as rehabilitation assistants who organize daily activities, monthly birthday parties, bus outings, music entertainment as well as seasonal events. The facility employs two recreation therapists and rehabilitation assistants. Activities are offered during the weekdays.
The facility is fully accessible for clients who require mobility devices (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters). There is an elevator that provides transport between the two floors.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters are permitted so long as the resident is able to safely operate this power device.
As per Island Health policy. Pets are permitted to visit.
As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.
Smoking and vaping is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
Smoking is permitted outdoors in designated areas.
- ArbutusView Unit has double secure locking doors into the unit
- the patio is also a secured environment
- WaterView Unit has one secured doorway into the unit
- there is also a large patio with a secured gate
- close circuit cameras are in place at the entrance as well as the garden patio on WaterView Unit
Prayer room available.
$0.25 for 10 minutes
Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:
$2.25 for the first 2 hours
$1.25 for each additional hour
$26.75 for a weekly permit
Accepts coins, or credit card
No change is provided from pay stations
Hardship Permits Available
Family Caregiver Permits Available
For more parking information visit the Island Health Parking Services webpage.
Visiting the facility can be arranged through the social worker on each unit: