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About Us

The British Columbia Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BC HPEN) Programs provide support to patients in British Columbia and the Yukon who have specialized nutrition requirements due to gastrointestinal tract (“gut”) problems.  Our patients are not able to break down and absorb many of the nutrients found in a normal diet. Instead, our patients have to consume total or supplemental nutrition and/or hydration through an alternative delivery system.

The adult component of the Programs is operated out of St. Paul's Hospital, a large acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver.  St. Paul's Hospital is part of the umbrella organization, Providence Health Care (PHC).

The pediatric component of the Programs is largely operated out of BC Children's Hospital, though referrals for pediatrics are not exclusively through Children's Hospital.  BC Children's Hospital is located in Vancouver and is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

Funding for the BC HPEN Programs is provided by PHSA. The BC Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Program and the BC Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Program share some of the same staff; however, the programs operate with different models of care.

If you would like to make a referral to the BC HPEN Programs, click here.

The information on this website has been prepared for use by the BC HPEN Programs. The BC HPEN Programs accepts no responsibility for use of this material by any person who is not a patient of, or otherwise associated with, the BC HPEN Programs.

The information on this website is not intended to replace the individual information you receive from the BC HPEN Programs or through care provided at either St. Paul's Hospital or BC Children's Hospital.

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