Vancouver General Hospital

Pulmonary Rehab Program: Champion Lung Fitness Program

Clients say they feel more in control of their breathing after attending our program. 

Program Location
Vancouver General Hospital
Pulmonary Function Lab
899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 1M9

Phone 604-875-4830
Fax 604-875-5695

Who Benefits

  • Those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Lung Fibrosis
  • Those uusing home oxygen due to a lung condition
  • Patients before or after lung surgery

Program Referral

To join the program your family or lung doctor must send us a referral form. Referrals may be mailed or faxed attention to: 

Lung Fitness Program 
Pulmonary Function Lab 
Vancouver General Hospital 
899 West 12th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 

Program Details

  • Offered several times a year
  • 2 hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 8 weeks
  • Located in the Pulmonary Function Lab at VGH
  • Includes follow-up checks after finishing the program 

Program Team (Interdisciplinary)

  • a Physician
  • a Respiratory Therapist
  • a Physiotherapist
  • an Occupational Therapist
  • a Dietician

Program Topics Covered

  • Lung conditions
  • Chest infections
  • Breathing control & exercise
  • Keeping lungs clean
  • Oxygen
  • Medications
  • Inhalers
  • Nutrition
  • Saving energy
  • Relaxation 
  • Stress and coping skills
  • Intimacy
  • Travel planning

Page Last Updated: 29/10/2019