A Message About COVID-19

Hope you all keep safe and well during the current pandemic. The advice is to stay at home as much as possible.

Please note the following:

  • In person visits to the office will be for emergencies only.
  • If you have travelled in the past 14 days or have symptoms please do not come to the office.
  • Island Health has cancelled all my surgery for the next few weeks.
  • The office is still open and is taking calls. If you have concerns please call.
  • If you require prescription renewals, we will Fax them to a pharmacy.
  • If you have an appointment booked, Dr Quinlan will try to call as many of you as possible.
  • Pessary visits will be delayed. This is generally not a concern. However, if you are having problems please call the office to let us know. Delay of Estring replacement is generally not a concern.

We understand that during this time a lot of care will be postponed and require re-booking. Please do not hesitate to remind us of your care requirements. We do not want your health to be jeopardized in the long term. Please share the responsibility.

Take care,

Dr David Quinlan.

1964 Fort Street

Victoria Gynecology and Continence Clinic

Dr. David Quinlan is head of VIHA’s Gynecology department. He is trained as an obstetrician and gynecologist, who has specialized in treating pelvic floor disorders and irregular bleeding.

Pelvic floor disorders include:

• urinary incontinence
• acute birthing injury
• bladder, bowel and uterine prolapse



Dr. Quinlan is currently Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Victoria General Hospital, British Columbia. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia. He is also Director of the Victoria Gynecology and Continence Clinic.

He received his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1983. Residency training was at the University of Natal, the University of Auckland and the University of British Columbia. He completed a 2-year Fellowship in Pelvic Surgery at the University of Utah (1993 – 1995). Dr. Quinlan has been a Visiting Consultant in Urogynaecology at both St George’s Hospital, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge.

His clinical interests are varied and include abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic floor disorders, colposcopy, office gynaecology and most aspects of gynaecological surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive gynaecology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Quinlan has extensive experience in international women’s health and has recently visited both Ethiopia and India. He was awarded the 2012 Walter Mackenzie Fellowship in Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for fistula work in Ethiopia.

Dr. Quinlan is past president of the Western Society of Pelvic Medicine and is a board member of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada.

Hours of Operation

The regular hours of operation are:

  • Monday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on weekends and all Statutory holidays.

In case of an emergency, call 911 or go to the Victoria General Hospital. An OB/GYNE is on call 24 hours a day.

Appointments are by referral only from your family physician.

Contact Information

101 – 1964 Fort Street
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8R 6R3

Phone: (250) 595-1059
Fax: (250) 595-1097


Patient In-Take Form:
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Pelvic Floor Questionnaire:
Printable PDF
Urinary Incontinence – Severity Score and Quality of Life Questionnaire:
Printable PDF
Urodynamic Information Sheet:
Printable PDF
Feedback Form:
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