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Building for the Future: Staff are at the heart of local hospitals


Building for the Future: Staff are at the heart of local hospitals

The exceptional staff in Campbell River and the Comox Valley will make the North Island Hospital campuses truly great places to learn, work and receive care.

After years of planning, construction and collaboration, the opening of the new North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and the Comox Valley is within sight and Susi Shelswell, for one, can’t wait.

After 25 years caring for patients at Campbell River and District General Hospital Shelswell, a Registered Nurse and Clinical Coordinator, is more than ...

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TimberWest pledges $100,000 to the new North Island Hospital


CAMPBELL RIVER / COMOX VALLEY – TimberWest is announcing a $100,000 contribution towards the new North Island Hospital to add cultural elements to support the joint effort that is underway by Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, and the Aboriginal communities of the North Island in creating a healthcare setting that is welcoming and reflective of the environment and traditional territories within which the two campuses of the North Island Hospital are situated.

“The North Island Hospitals Project respects the values, ...

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Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital volunteers


Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital volunteers

It takes more than state-of-the-art technology and well-trained staff to run a great hospital: Volunteers are a vital component to success.

Whether they are providing directions, delivering flowers or supporting patients in an Emergency Department, volunteers improve the experience of patients and visitors at healthcare facilities. “We’re very grateful to all of our volunteers,” says Laura Heikkila, Island Health’s Manager of Volunteer Resources for the Comox Valley. “The service and welcome they provide really mean a lot to people.”

Current volunteers say ...

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New hospitals and health care initiatives the topic of discussion at North Island community information meetings last month


More than 70 people turned out for community information meetings hosted by Island Health in Campbell River on November 17th and the Comox Valley on November 24th.

Initially, the community information meetings were hosted by Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project team and focused specifically on construction of the new hospitals in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Island Health has since expanded the public meetings to cover the wide range of health care programs and services throughout the North Island ...

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RFP Issued For Retail Food Services at new Campbell River and Comox Valley hospitals


CAMPBELL RIVER/COMOX VALLEY – Island Health has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for
retail food and beverage services at the new Campbell River and Comox Valley hospitals when they open in late 2017.

Each of the new hospitals will have a centrally-located café. Island Health is seeking proposals from proponents that offer a retail food concept that emphasises healthy choices and local products.

The RFP, posted on the BC Bid website at closes December 12, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated ...

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Island Health to hold community information meetings this month


Island Health is hosting community meetings to share information about the work being done to support health and care in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and across the North Island. The sessions will also include an update on the new North Island Hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley that are slated for completion in late 2017.
The meetings will include presentations and opportunities to ask questions.

The Campbell River meeting will take place:

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maritime ...

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Construction milestone reached with the energizing of new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley


The North Island Hospitals Project reached an important milestone earlier this summer with the first-time energizing of the main electrical rooms in the new Comox Valley and Campbell River hospitals.

‘Going hot’ – the term used by the electricians – might make the process sound simple, but setting the stage to distribute electricity through a vast network of cables in each of the hospitals required much more than just flipping a switch. It required months of planning and preparation work, as ...

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Configuring the new hospital networks in Campbell River and the Comox Valley biggest job ever for Island Health


Making sure the North Island Hospitals are equipped to handle the latest information technology needs is a huge job. Just ask Tom Stone, Island Health network architect.

“This is the biggest job we’ve ever done at Island Health,” Stone said. “I’ve been here 12 years and we haven’t done anything this big. The last one we did that was sizable was the Patient Care Centre (PCC, in Victoria) but that wasn’t this big.”

“The new hospitals are going to be so tech ...

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Opening of new Campbell River and Comox Valley Hospitals one year away


CAMPBELL RIVER/COMOX VALLEY – In just one year residents of mid-and North Vancouver Island will begin benefitting from Island Health’s new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

“Comox Valley and Campbell River area residents are counting down to the opening for these two state-of-the-art facilities in the fall of 2017,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “In just 12 months, two new hospitals will be ready to offer enhanced patient-centered care to those in the mid-and North Island.”

Construction, which is ...

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We’ve updated our hospital tours. Check out the latest Comox Valley Hospital aerial tour from September 2016


We’ve taken to the sky once again around the new Comox Valley Hospital construction site – and we’ve added video from the inside as well – to give you an exterior and interior construction update.


Comox Valley Hospital site tour, September 2016 from Island Health on Vimeo.

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