Inpatient Services - Adult Rehabilitation

Inpatient Services - Adult Rehabilitation

The purpose of rehabilitation is to help the patient reach the highest level of function by preventing complications, reducing disability and improving independence.

Rehabilitation team members work with hospitalized patients to optimize their recovery from the acute phase of an illness, injury or surgery and to assist with safe and timely discharge.

There are 4 inpatient units with ‘designated’ adult rehabilitation beds in the region:

  • Royal Jubilee Hospital has a 24-bed Complex Musculo-Skeletal (orthopedic, amputee, medical, and surgical) Rehabilitation Unit
  • Victoria General Hospital (VGH 5N) has a 20-bed Neurological (stroke/brain injury) Rehabilitation Unit plus eight prehab surgical beds
  • Victoria General Hospital (VGH 5B) is an 18 bed Medical/Subacute Unit that has 9 designated Neuro/Rehab Beds
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has 25 bed General Rehabilitation Unit

Smaller facilities also have rehabilitation for inpatients but do not have designated rehabilitation beds/units.

General Information on Inpatient Services - Adult Rehabilitation

Referral Required?
How to get a Referral

A doctor's referral is required and patients must meet the admission guidelines for each program.

Patients who have greater rehabilitation needs (stroke, head injury or those with other complex issues after an injury, illness or surgery) may be considered for a specialized Inpatient Rehabilitation Program


Contact Us
Royal Jubilee Hospital

6N Patient Care Centre
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 4S2
250-370-8111 ext. 17631
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Victoria General Hospital

1 Hospital Way
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 1J8
Fax: 250-727-4075
Victoria General Hospital                                     

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 2B7
250-755-7691 ext. 52070
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital  

Learn About

News & Events

parking sign

Pay parking resumes March 4, 2022

Effective March 4, 2022, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. 

Read more

Caring for the Vulnerable

Caring for the Vulnerable

Healthcare professionals provide care in many settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and people’s homes, but for those individuals who don’t have a fixed address and require care, some community health services staff go to them. 

Read more

People unveiling a truth and reconciliation plaque.

Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

Read more