Gorge Road Hospital

Operator: Vancouver Island Health Authority
Address:   63 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC  V9A 1L2
Phone:     250-519-3500

  • Billing Enquiries: 250-370-8501 or toll free 1-866-995-3299

    Parking and Transit Info

    Gorge Road Hospital - exterior   Gorge Road Hospital - interior

  • Contact

    Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Health Authority staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


    Publicly Subsidized Units: 107
    Private-Pay Units: 0

    Building Description

    Gorge Road Hospital was built in 1973. Residential services are provided on two floors of the four floor building.  Building is adjacent to the Gorge waterway with the rear of the building facing the water.  There is a grassy knoll area behind the building as well for residents to enjoy and walk about.

    Building Amenities

    Each floor has an outdoor recreation area equipped with patio furniture and a BBQ. A hair salon is operated on the 1st floor. Both floors have resident lounges.

    Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

    The facility is located in the Gorge neighbourhood and is close to a medium-sized mall, grocery store and small restaurants.


    Gorge Road Hospital will be reviewed by Accreditation Canada in early 2011.
    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 here: http://www.accreditation.ca/en/default.aspx.

    Philosophy of Care

    Gorge Road Hospital’s philosophy of care matches VIHA’s Mission, Values and Vision.

    Is Accommodation Private or Shared?


    Type of Accommodation

    There are two units at the facility which provide service for complex care clientele.  Both units feature 4 bedroom wards, semi-private and a small number of private rooms.


    Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

    Special Recreational Opportunities

    The facility employs 2 recreation therapists and rehabilitation assistants.  Activities are offered on weekdays and include group sessions and bus outings among other recreation choices.


    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. 

    Pet Policy

    Pets are permitted to visit, in accordance with Island Health policy.

    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is permitted outdoors in designated areas.

    Safety/Security Features

    The site’s entrances/exits are secured by key pad and code.

    Facility-Specific Restrictions

    Bariatric clientele cannot have their needs adequately met at this site secondary to the lack of overhead lifts.