The North Island Hospitals Project team brought its latest round of quarterly community information meetings to the Comox Valley and Campbell River in late October.
The meetings at the K’ómoks First Nation hall and the Wei Wai Kum Thunderbird Hall were well attended, as Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow brought updates on the scope of the $600 million project which includes a $334 million, 153-bed hospital in Courtenay near the corner of Lerwick and Ryan roads, and a $266 million, 95-bed hospital on the existing Campbell River Hospital site.
Sparrow updated the current progress of evaluating technical submissions from the three proponents hoping to win the NIHP contract.
There were also many questions from those who attended the information meetings including questions about hospital parking, bed numbers, palliative care, renal dialysis, food services, spiritual rooms, landscaping and more.
The North Island Hospitals Project committed to respond to the questions on behalf of Island Health, even those topics outside the scope of the project.
A Frequently Asked Questions document specific to the October meetings has been posted here.