Saanich Peninsula Hospital Residential Care

Operator:  Island Health
Address:   2166 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC  V8M 2B2
Phone:      250-544-7676

  • Billing Enquiries: 250-370-8501 or toll free 1-866-995-3299

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    Saanich Peninsula Hospital - exterior   Saanich Peninsula Hospital - interior

  • Contact

    Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


    Publicly Subsidized Units: 143
    Private-Pay Units: 0

    Building Description

    Built in 1974, one floor facility. Extended Care Unit 1 is 2161.53 sq. m.; Extended Care Unit 2  is 2213.46 sq. m.

    Building Amenities

    SPH is on one level, windows in all the rooms look out onto the outer fields or inner court yards. There are two visiting rooms. Two large dining rooms/activation rooms. There are two communal large screen televisions on in the Dining room and one in the Sunroom/Visiting room. There are three courtyards. The facility also has a Beauty Salon/Barbershop. There is a gift shop/Tuck shop.

    Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

    Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care is in a rural setting School District 61. The hospital is surrounded by rural agricultural land.

    Philosophy of Care

    As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values.
    We believe the care given to each resident will respect the person and their individual choices, needs and rights. There shall be a commitment to provide safe care consistent with current practices and techniques. We shall strive for a home like environment. We believe that family members make an important contribution to the residents’ care. The resident’s participation is encouraged in activities that support them in maintaining socialization, life skills and community ties. We recognize the personal history the resident brings. We value and nurture the memories that shape the unique individual.

    Accreditation Status 

    Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.
    Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit here: http://www.accreditation.ca.

    Type of Accommodation

    SPH is divided into two units, Unit 1 and Unit 2. Both units are connected by the dining rooms. Unit 1 has 72 beds and unit 2 has 71 beds. There are 17 private rooms, 10 semi private rooms and 116 ward beds.


    Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

    Special Recreational Opportunities

    The Activation Department offers a variety of recreational activities and events including bus outings. The facility provides a bus equipped for wheelchairs for organized scenic drives and outings to community events and restaurants. Daily schedules of activities are listed on the activity board on each unit. A monthly calendar of events is published and is available to residents and family members. Walking programs and exercise programs are also offered to residents who are able to participate. We have a Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Recreational Therapist on staff.


    Saanich Peninsula Hospital is a Complex Care facility and basic wheelchairs and mobility aides are provided.

    Motorized Scooter Policy

    No motorized scooters allowed on the units. 

    Pet Policy

    As per Island Health policy. Accredited therapeutic pets only (PATS). Infection control policy is in effect.

    Smoking Policy

    As per Island Health policy. Smoking outside in one designated spot, only for residents.

    Safety/Security Features

    24 hour security from contracted VIHA Services “Securicare”. Central Saanich Police are in close proximity and can be reached by 911.

    Facility-Specific Restrictions

    There are no locked units therefore we do not admit wandering confused residents.

    Any Other Amenities

    Rural setting, all on one level.

    Visiting Information

    During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).

    Note:  Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."