Building for Health

By building for health, we are working toward our vision of providing the best care and service to the people served by Island Health, no matter where they live or how they access our services.

We recognize that as demands on our health care system increase, we need to implement an innovative system-wide response that not only increases capacity, but improves the way we deliver care.

On this page you will find links to information about construction projects that will ensure we continue to meet the needs of the communities we serve, as close to home as possible. We are striving to build centres of excellence that focus on:

  • patient care and safety
  • quality of life of Island Health residents
  • innovative and efficient use of technology
  • partnerships and investment
  • environmentally responsible design
oceanside health centre

Oceanside Health Centre

The Oceanside Health Centre opened on June 24, 2013. It brings together new and existing health services under one roof so residents can stay healthy and manage illness in their own community.  Learn more about Oceanside Health Centre.

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North Island Hospitals Project

We're making progress on our plans to develop two new hospitals on Northern Vancouver Island – one in Campbell River and the other in the Comox Valley. The $600 million North Island Hospitals Project will see the new 95-bed Campbell River Hospital built at the site of the current hospital, located on 2nd Avenue. The new 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital will be built on land near Lerwick and Ryan roads in Courtenay. Completion of both hospitals is slated for 2017.  Learn more about the North Island Hospitals Project.

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Cowichan Lodge

New services are coming to Cowichan Lodge following an extensive community consultation process. The Cowichan Communities Health Network (CCHN) was formed in 2009 to facilitate the process of determining future service priorities for Cowichan Lodge.  Learn more about Cowichan Lodge.