BC Health Care Facilities (Hospital)

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Published by the Ministry of Health - Health Authority - Provincial Health Services Authority
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

This layer currently includes BC Health Authority owned or operated hospitals with Emergency Departments and Acute Care beds. Affiliate facilities where Health Authorities fund beds will also be included. Additional facility types may be added in the future

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


Can be used in modeling health statistics as they relate to health facilities. Used primarily for display purposes and thematic mapping.

Contact Information

NameMieke Fraser (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationHealth Authority - Provincial Health Services Authority

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-10-12
Record Last Modified 2020-11-03
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: GSR_HOSPITALS_SVW describes Hospitals in British Columbia

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CUSTODIAN_ORG_DESCRIPTION CSTDN_RG_N VARCHAR2 200 CUSTODIAN_ORG_DESCRIPTION contains the name or description of the custodial organization (usually Ministry and Branch)
BUSINESS_CATEGORY_CLASS BSNSS_CTGS VARCHAR2 1000 BUSINESS_CATEGORY_CLASS designates the category of business, i.e., hospitals
OCCUPANT_TYPE_DESCRIPTION OCCPNT_TYN VARCHAR2 500 OCCUPANT_TYPE_DESCRIPTION contains the description of the occupant type, e.g. Hospital
SOURCE_DATA_ID SRCDATA_ID VARCHAR2 20 SOURCE_DATA_ID is a unique occupant id either supplied by the source data system or produced by GSR, depending on the value of SUPPLIED_SOURCE_ID_IND
SUPPLIED_SOURCE_ID_IND SPPLD_SRCD VARCHAR2 1 SUPPLIED_SOURCE_ID_IND is an indicator of whether the source data id was supplied by the supplier (Y) or DataBC (N)
OCCUPANT_NAME OCCPNT_NM VARCHAR2 500 OCCUPANT_NAME is a business name that can identify the occupant who provides the BC Government or BC Government related services to public.
DESCRIPTION DSCRPTN VARCHAR2 4000 DESCRIPTION describes the Occupant in more detail. e.g., Burnaby General Hospital (BGH) that is managed by Fraser Health Authority provides a wide range of integrated health care services from acute care hospitals to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health.
PHYSICAL_ADDRESS PHYSCL_DDS VARCHAR2 1000 PHYSICAL_ADDRESS contains the civic or non-civic address as a single string, structured according to the specification of the Physical Address and Geocoding Standard, e.g., 420 GORGE RD E, VICTORIA, BC.
ALIAS_ADDRESS ALS_DDRSS VARCHAR2 1000 ALIAS_ADDRESS contains an address string, not a parsed address. It is the address that will be displayed for presentation purposes, e.g., 32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC
STREET_ADDRESS STRT_DDRSS VARCHAR2 200 STREET_ADDRESS is a free form expression of the site descriptor (e.g., unit) and the civic building number / street / street indicator portion of an address, e.g., Unit 1, 123 Main Street East.
POSTAL_CODE POSTAL_CD VARCHAR2 10 POSTAL_CODE is the Canadian Postal code value associated with the physical address, e.g., V9Z 2K1
LOCALITY LOCALITY VARCHAR2 100 LOCALITY is the name of the municipality, community, Federal Indian Reserve (IR), subdivision, regional district, indigenous land or natural feature the occupant site is located in, e.g., Victoria, Saanich IR 1, Capital Regional District.
CONTACT_PHONE CNTCT_PHNE VARCHAR2 50 CONTACT_PHONE contains the "general office" phone number of the Occupant, e.g., 250-555-1234
CONTACT_EMAIL CONTCT_EML VARCHAR2 100 CONTACT_EMAIL contains the "general office" email address of the Occupant.
CONTACT_FAX CONTCT_FAX VARCHAR2 50 CONTACT_FAX contains the "general office" fax number of the Occupant, e.g., 250-555-1234
WEBSITE_URL WBST_RL VARCHAR2 500 WEBSITE_URL contains the link to the Home page of the Occupant's Website
IMAGE_URL IMAGE_URL VARCHAR2 500 IMAGE_URL contains a full URL link to a picture of the Occupant's Location.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 9 LATITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 10 LONGITUDE is the geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (ddd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544
KEYWORDS KEYWORDS VARCHAR2 1000 KEYWORDS contains text strings supplied by the Custodian, to be used for search/query purposes. Keywords are separated by the ; delimiter.
DATE_UPDATED DT_PDTD DATE 7 DATE_UPDATED contains the date that the Occupant data was updated in the Occupant structure (system-generated)
SITE_GEOCODED_IND ST_GCDD_ND VARCHAR2 1 SITE_GEOCODED_IND contains a Flag/indicator (Y/N) that the Occupant Physical Address has been geo-coded by the DataBC Address Geocoder and the results provide a valid site address, e.g., Y, N
GEOCODING_METHOD_DESCRIPTION GCDNG_MTHN VARCHAR2 100 GEOCODING_METHOD_DESCRIPTION is the method use to obtain location coordinates, e.g. "Air Photo" or "Street Address"
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_CODE HLTH_THRTD VARCHAR2 9 HEALTH_AUTHORITY_CODE is the numeric identifier for the related HEALTH_AUTHORITY NAME, e.g., the HEALTH_AUTHORITY_CODE is "3" for the "Vancouver Coastal" Health Authority
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NAME HLTH_THRTM VARCHAR2 254 HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NAME is the Health Authority descriptive name, e.g. Fraser Health Authority.
HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_CODE HLTH_SRVCD VARCHAR2 254 HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_CODE is the numeric identifier for the related HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_NAME, e.g., the HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_CODE is "21" for the "Fraser East" Health Service Delivery Area
HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_NAME HLTH_SRVCM VARCHAR2 254 HEALTH_SERVICE_DLVR_AREA_NAME is the Health Service Delivery Area descriptive name, e.g., Fraser East.
LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA_CODE LCL_HLTH_D VARCHAR2 254 LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA_CODE is the numeric identifier for the related LOCAL HEALTH AREA NAME, e.g. The HEALTH AREA CODE is "34" for the "Vancouver Island North" Local Health Authority
LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA_NAME LCL_HLTH_M VARCHAR2 254 LOCAL_HEALTH_AREA NAME is the Local Health Area descriptive name, e.g. South Okanagan.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
SEQUENCE_ID SQNC_ID NUMBER 10 SEQUENCE_ID contains a value to distinguish occupant instances. Where a single occupant can have multiple instances (representing different services, for example), this field distinguishes this occupant instance from other instances of the same or different occupants.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.