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Exciting collaboration brings new opportunities for North Island Businesses to promote their services with NIHP


March 20, 2013 CAMPBELL RIVER and COMOX VALLEY – A new collaboration between the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce (CRCC), Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC), Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) will see the creation of “Industry Speed Dating Events” to be held in both the Comox Valley and Campbell River in late May of 2013. These events will provide an ...

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Milestone reached for new Comox Valley Hospital


COMOX – A blessing ceremony was performed today by K’ómoks First Nation at the site of the new Comox Valley Hospital.

“With site preparation well underway, today’s ceremony represents an important milestone in building patient care in the Comox Valley,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae on behalf of Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. “The new hospital will give patients and their families access to the best care possible in modern facilities.”

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Comox Valley Hospital Site Clearing About to Begin


COURTENAY – Tree clearing on the site of the new $334 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital will start on Monday March 4.

Tree clearing will continue through to Friday March 8 at the site near Lerwick and Ryan roads. Efforts will be made to retain as many trees as possible, but most of the trees on the 11-acre wooded portion of the site will have to be removed for safety reasons, said Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer.

“Although trees will be left ...

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North Island Hospitals Project moves forward with physicians’ support


CAMPBELL RIVER – Close to 80 per cent of physicians in Campbell River have voted in support of the new Campbell River Hospital’s location, size, 95-bed count and $266 million cost.

Dr. Jeff Beselt, Chief of Staff at Campbell River Hospital, reported the outcome of the physicians’ vote to more than 125 community members who attended a North Island Hospitals Project public information meeting held at the Maritime Heritage Centre on February 21st.  The physicians’ vote took place on February 20th.

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Site preparation work for North Island Hospitals Project to begin shortly


NORTH ISLAND – Two new hospitals for residents of northern Vancouver Island are on the horizon and the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is seeking proposals from pre-qualified contractors to carry out site preparation work at the sites in Campbell River and Courtenay.

“This is an exciting time for residents of the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Northern Vancouver Island,” said Don McRae, MLA Comox Valley. “Site preparation work is a milestone for this project as we head towards opening these ...

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Shortlist announced for North island Hospitals Project


COURTENAY/CAMPBELL RIVER – The North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) reached a critical milestone today with the announcement of the three proponents shortlisted following the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain new state-of-the-art acute care facilities in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

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NIC and VIHA announce Health Partnership and Program Funding Agreement


North Island College (NIC) and the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Health Education Partnership and Program Funding Agreement, which will see VIHA transfer up to $2.75 million in funding to NIC over a minimum 10-year period to support development and delivery of rural health programming to meet the specific needs of this region…

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Premier Announces Two New Hospitals for the North Island


April 26, 2012

COURTENAY/CAMPBELL RIVER – Premier Christy Clark today gave the green light for the North Island Hospitals Project at an estimated cost of up to $600 million, which includes two new hospitals to benefit Vancouver Island patients living in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and surrounding communities, as a part of Budget 2012.

“Our government is proud to invest in these two new hospitals to ensure North Vancouver Island families have the best medical care when they need it and ...

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VIHA and North Island College in Discussions Regarding Site for New Comox Valley Hospital


COMOX VALLEY — A positive meeting took place earlier today between Dr. Jan Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Island College (NIC) and Howard Waldner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the potential use of an area of land at NIC’s Comox Valley campus (Ryan Road/Lerwick Road) that could be used by VIHA to build the Comox Valley site of the proposed North Island Hospital development currently being ...

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North Island Hospitals Consultant Team Assembled


VICTORIA – The BC Government Project Board overseeing the North Island Hospitals Project has approved the consultant team that will develop the business case for the construction of the two new hospitals.

“I am very pleased that the consultant team includes firms with a lot of North Island experience both in health care and other projects,” said Don McRae, MLA Comox Valley. “The quality of this team will ensure that a terrific business case will be delivered to the provincial government ...

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