West Coast General Hospital

Welcome to the West Coast General Hospital medical staff association. Our MSA started participating in the Facility Engagement Initiative in October 2019. This initiative has allowed medical staff at WCGH to engage with the health authority and with colleagues in order to optimize patient care.

We hope that you find this website a useful resource if you wish to become involved in projects at WCGH or would like more information on living in Port Alberni and working at WCGH.

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West Coast General Hospital

WCGH is a 52-bed acute care facility serving the surrounding communities. You may be eligible for:

  • Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Picture Archiving and Communication (PACS)
  • Emergency Room Services (24/7)
  • In-Patient Services
  • Anaesthesia, general surgery, urology, internal medicine, paediatrics, radiology, pathology, and obstetrics/gynecology
  • Intensive Care Services (ICU)
  • Laboratory Services
  • 4 labor/delivery/post partum rooms
  • 45 bed mixed medical/surgical unit
  • Outpatient Services

For current openings and more information visit

Are you a medical health professional looking for more than just a job?

Imagine waking up to the serene beauty of the Alberni Valley every day, surrounded by lush forests, pristine lakes, and majestic mountains. At West Coast General Hospital, nestled in this idyllic setting, you’ll not only find a rewarding career but also a lifestyle that nourishes your soul.

Picture yourself exploring endless outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and fishing all within 30 minutes of leaving the hospital. Port Alberni is centrally located on Vancouver island, so you can literally go surfing and skiing in the same day. Indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences, savoring the freshest seafood and locally sourced ingredients.

Beyond the natural beauty and cultural richness, our tight-knit community welcomes you with open arms. Forge meaningful connections with neighbors who share your passion for making a difference in people’s lives. Experience the warmth and camaraderie of small-town living, where every individual matters.

Join us at West Coast General Hospital and become a valued member of our healthcare family, where your professional growth is supported and your quality of life is paramount. Discover the perfect balance between career fulfillment and personal well-being in the Alberni Valley. Your adventure begins here!

Latest News

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Staff Recognition Awards

Congratulations to the weekly recipients of our staff recognition coffee cards!

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Monday, April 3, 2023

WCGH ER ski trip and CPD

The ER department had a ski day followed by a CPD session on pre-hospital management of hypothermia ...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

West Coast General Hospital successfully goes live with electronic clinical documentation

WCGH successfully made the move to 'ClinDoc' on June 27. See https://ihealth.islandhealth.ca/2022/07...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

iHealth hot sheets

  Please refer to these iHealth hot sheets for useful tips.

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