Provincial Health Services Authority
PHSA is one of six BC health authorities. Its primary role is to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated network of high-quality specialized health care services.
PHSA operates provincial agencies including BC Children's Hospital and BC Transplant, but PHSA is also responsible for specialized provincial health services like trauma and chest surgery, which are delivered in a number of locations across the province. Through BC Emergency Health Services, (BCEHS), PHSA oversees the BC Ambulance Service, Patient Transfer Network, and Trauma Services BC.
By planning, coordinating and evaluating specialized health services, PHSA is working with the other health authorities across BC to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people who need provincial services like cancer treatment, management of a complex mental health problem or cardiac care.