Check out the latest Campbell River Hospital construction site aerial tour from April


We’ve taken to the sky once again around the new Campbell River Hospital construction site – and we’ve added video from the inside as well – to give you an exterior and interior construction update. The aerial shots are from April 10.

Campbell River Hospital Tour April 10.16 from Island Health on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for the latest tour of the new Comox Valley Hospital construction site.

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Check out our latest Campbell River hospital construction site aerial video


Here is another bird’s-eye view of the Campbell River hospital construction site from late October. Our friends at SuavAir, based in Cumberland and Campbell River, have been taking video and still images of the two construction sites since May. The video shows how far construction has progressed since the previous aerials were shot in mid-August.

Campbell River Hospital site aerial video October 24, 2015 from Island Health on Vimeo.

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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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