September 1, 2017
Island Health will not be charging the public, staff, volunteers or physicians for parking at the campuses of the North Island Hospital.
Many considerations were taken into account as part of the decision including our patient and family centred care focus, cost sustainability, and community feedback.
Pay parking is currently in place at St. Joseph’s Hospital, but not at Campbell River Hospital. With the development of the North Island Hospital as one hospital across two campuses it was determined that a consistent parking approach should be taken across both campuses of the Hospital.
The North Island Hospital Project includes campuses in Campbell River and Courtenay. The 153-bed Comox Valley campus in Courtenay will have an expanded emergency room, surgical care space and University of BC academic teaching space. In Campbell River, the 95-bed campus will include larger single-patient rooms with more private space for patients and their families, a larger emergency department and a bigger maternity ward, with two large birthing rooms to accommodate extended family.
The North Island Hospital’s Campbell River campus is projected to open to patients on September 10, 2017 and the Comox Valley campus on October 1, 2017.