Building Details & Design

Comox Valley

The new North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus will be carefully designed to meet the needs of North Island residents, ensuring the greatest benefits for the best value. We believe that great design leads to better outcomes for patients and families and improvements to staff satisfaction and retention.

See our progress

Take an aerial and interior tour of the new Comox Valey Hospital construction site.

Fly through the new Comox Valley hospital

Two new state-of-the-art hospitals are being built in the Comox Valley and Campbell River for the people of the North Island region. This video gives a virtual tour of the new $331.7 million, 153-bed hospital coming to the Comox Valley. Fasten your virtual seat belt and take a ride around and through the site!

Comox Valley Hospital – Flythrough

Visual Concepts

The following images are artist renderings showing what the new North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus will look like.



Following the project Design Principles, the hospital campus will feature:

  • 39,826 sq metres /428,700 sq feet overall space.
  • Single patient rooms with bathrooms and carefully positioned hand wash stations help to reduce hospital infections
  • 153 acute care beds:
    • 105 In Patient beds
    • 8 Intensive Care beds
    • 10 Telemetry
    • 9 LDRP (Labour, Delivery, Recovery & Post-Partum) + Aboriginal Maternal Health
    • 6 Pediatrics
    • 11 Psychiatry, 4 PICU
    • Additional rooms/bays/procedural spaces include:
      • 6 Operating Rooms
      • 18 Surgical Daycare
      • 13 Post-Anesthetic Recovery Rooms (PARR)
      • 5 procedure rooms
      • 7 Chemo
      • 7 Medical Daycare
      • 31 Emergency
      • University of British Columbia (UBC) Academic Teaching Space
      • New or enhanced spaces for:
        • Emergency (3x larger than existing hospital)
        • Outpatient clinics
        • Ambulatory procedure care
        • Cardio-pulmonary diagnostic services
        • MRI s (Medical Imaging)
        • Laboratory
        • Pharmacy
        • Rehab
        • Standardized office space, meeting rooms and lounges

For more about the services the hospital will provide, view the Services page.

Design Consultations

Initial design decisions for the Request for Proposals were made in direct consultation with over 20 user groups, including physicians, nurses, food services, laundry, housekeeping, and management. Consultation will continue after a proponent is selected to include user groups and make sure we deliver evidence-based design.