3. The Burn House
The Burn House was started by the Burn Fund as a "Labor of Love" and officially opened its' doors September 2, 1996. The house was purchased and renovated entirely through the contributions from citizens of the Greater Victoria area.
The Burn House is located two blocks from the Patient Care Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital at 2504 Richmond Avenue. The house serves the needs of the family members of out of town burn patients undergoing treatment for burn injuries. The office of the Burn Fund is located on the lower level of the house.
The house provides a friendly, relaxing, non-smoking atmosphere. It is bright and modern with a living room, dining room, and well equipped kitchen. All bedding and towels are provided. An on-site laundry is available for your convenience. There is no charge for the use of the Burn House.
Since the house has limited space, priorities for use have been established:
- Family members of burn patients only.
- Those with no financial support from other sources (WSBC, ICBC)
- Those from farthest away with no other place to stay in Victoria.
- Burn Patients from out of town needing Outpatient treatments or therapy immediately following discharge from the hospital.
- Burn Patients from out of town requiring follow up with the Occupational Therapist or Doctor.
Access to the house is through the Social Worker on 7 South of the Patient Care Centre. They will contact a Director on the Burn Fund to confirm the availability of the house. A Director will meet with the family member at the house to provide them with the key and answer any questions about the house.