|Study Site||Community & Hospital Context||ED-Specific Context|
St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH)
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
▪ Located in the west end of a large metropolis in Western Canada on unceded traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.|
▪ Primary hospital for an urban area and adjacent neighbourhoods, including the inner-city community commonly referred to as the Downtown Eastsidea.
▪ Extensive expertise providing care to patients who experience challenges related to substance use, often related to the opioid epidemicb.
▪ The SPH ED serves over 80,000 patients annually and up to 300 patients per day .|
▪ The SPH ED plays a critical role in responding to the opioid crisis, in terms of treating people who have overdosed, and also houses an overdose prevention site .
Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH)
Fraser Health Authority
▪ Located on the lands of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen, Tsawwassen, QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations in a suburban setting in the city of Surrey, the fastest growing city in BC.|
▪ About one in four Surrey residents live in poverty.
▪ SMH serves a relatively high proportion of new immigrants and refugees.
▪ The largest ED in Western Canada.|
▪ Over 165,000 people visited the SMH ED in 2018, making it the busiest ED in the province of British Columbia .
“Northern Regional ED”|
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC)
Northern Health Authority
▪ A central-interior regional hub located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.|
▪ Level III trauma centre and the largest hospital in the region, providing services to people dispersed over an area of approximatively 600,000 km2.
▪ UHNBC serves a relatively high proportion of Indigenousc peoples.
▪ There are 54 First Nations communities within Northern Health .
|▪ Advanced referral ED for over 300,000 regional residents .|