About the Burn House
The Burn House is a private dwelling intended to be “Your Home Away From Home”. The House serves the needs of the spouses, family members, or significant others of out of town patients undergoing treatment for burn injuries. The House provides a friendly, relaxing, non-smoking atmosphere. The House is bright and modern with a living room, dining room and kitchen. It has two bedrooms; each can be locked for your safety and privacy. All bedding and towels are provided, and an on-site laundry is included for your convenience. The surroundings are comfortable with a lovely yard for outdoor enjoyment.
The Burn House was started by the Firefighters Burn Fund Victoria, BC as a “Labour of Love” and officially opened its doors September 2, 1996.
The Burn House was purchased entirely throug33h the contributions from citizens of the Greater Victoria area.
Since the House has limited space, priorities have been established:
– Families of burn patients only.
– Those with no financial support (i.e. WCB, ICBC).
– Those farthest away with no family or friends in town.
– Patients from out of town needing out-patient assessment or therapy immediately following discharge.
– Patients from out of town requiring occupational therapy follow-up. These patients may be limited to 2 nights stay only.
What Will It Cost?
The Burn House, through the Burn Fund, provides accommodation for spouses, family members or significant others who live outside the Greater Victoria area. There is no charge for the use of the Burn House.
Where Is It?
The Burn House is located close to the Royal Jubilee Hospital. It is on the northwest corner of Richmond Avenue and Adanac Street.
2504 Richmond Avenue,
Victoria , BC, Canada V8R 4S4
Access to the house is through the Social Worker at 7 South or the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and a director of the FireFighters Burn Fund, Victoria, BC.