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Project Update – March 2013


The March 2013 issue of the NIHP Newsletter features stories about the K’ómoks First Nation blessing of the new Comox Valley Hospital site, a presentation in Campbell River, and progress on the project to date.

March 2013 Newsletter (.pdf)

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Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Presentation


1. North Island Hospitals Project Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District March 14, 2013 1
2. Vision of Vancouver Island Health Authority: “Excellent care for everyone, everywhere, every time.” Vancouver Island Health Authority Purpose: To provide superior healthcare through innovation, teaching and research, and a commitment to quality and safety –creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we ...

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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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Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Presentation


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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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Work to begin soon on new Comox Valley Hospital site


Work to prepare the new Comox Valley Hospital site for construction of a $334 million 153-bed facility should be underway by late February. Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project team is working with the neighbours to make sure the project gets off to a good start.

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Campbell River Info Session Feb 21, 2013


The Vancouver Island Health Authority is hosting another community information session for the North Island Hospitals Project. This meeting will focus on the site preparation work beginning soon to make way for the new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital on the existing hospital site.

We invite you to attend this information session to find out more about how the North Island Hospitals Project will support you and your family’s health care needs when these new state-of-the-art acute care facilities open ...

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Campbell River Info Presentation Feb 21, 2013



1. North Island Hospitals Project Campbell River Community Meeting February 21, 2013 1
2. Project Objectives• Increase North Vancouver Island acute care capacity to meet the population’s growing and changing needs• Enhance safety and quality of care for all patients• Improve access to services for all North Vancouver Island communities• Maximize staff and physician recruitment and retention potential 2 2
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Project Update – February 2013


The first edition of the North Island Hospitals Project Newsletter includes information about site preparation, community-based information meetings and more.

February 2013 Newsletter (.pdf)

1. Project update Caption describing Chief Project Officer Tom Sparrow, left, discusses upcoming site preparation work for the new Comox Valley Hospital at a neighbourhood information meeting th January 30 at Queneesh Elementary School.Comox Valley site preparation work to begin shortly. With site preparation work soon to be Site preparation work will include the area will ...

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