October, 2013

Comox Valley Community Presentation


Island Health hosted a community meeting in Courtenay to update the community about North Island Hospitals Project. You can view the presentation online:

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What will be the process to explore a new role for St. Joseph’s?


There are many exciting possibilities for a new role for St. Joseph’s. Discussions will start with the Island Health Board of Directors and the Diocese of Victoria. Further discussions and planning will involve staff, physicians, members of the community and other agencies.


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What about autopsy services – will they be available at both new hospitals?

As set out in the original business plan, both new hospitals will include fully functioning labs and on site autopsy suites.


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Will I be working at both sites?

While the majority of staff will work at one of the two sites, there may be some staff that choose to work at both sites and some programs may have staff who work out of both sites.


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Will there be trauma services?

There will be trauma bays in the Emergency departments at each hospital site. Higher level trauma services in the Emergency department will be designed to address the type and level of patient care required. For example, there may be specific bays for casting, eye care, and other levels of emergency care that will be closely linked with medical imaging (x-rays) and other emergency related services.


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Where will the helipad be located during construction?

During construction the helipad will be relocated to a temporary site.

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Who did the site preparation work at each site?

The companies preparing the hospital sites were different than the companies that will be designing and building the hospitals. Island Health was responsible for managing site preparation and has secured the work through a separate traditional procurement process.

Comox Valley Site Preparation

The Comox Valley Hospital site preparation contract was awarded to Courtenay-based Leighton Contracting Ltd. Site work began in February 2013 and was completed by the end of the year. Site preparation work included tree removal, the creation of a landscaped ...

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What is the North Island Hospitals Project Board?

The Project Board is a provincial government body consisting of membership from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Island Health, Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and Partnerships BC. The role of the Board is to oversee the development of the business plan as well as the procurement, design and construction of the North Island Hospitals Project.


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Campbell River Community Presentation

Island Health hosted a community meeting in Campbell River to update the community about North Island Hospitals Project. You can view the presentation online:

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North Island Hospitals Project community information meetings return to Comox Valley and Campbell River


Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is hosting another round of community information sessions in Campbell River and the Comox Valley for the North Island Hospitals Project. These meetings will include information about the ongoing site preparation work making way for the new $334 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital and the new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital.

“We invite you to attend a session to find out more about how the North Island Hospitals Project will support your health care ...

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