The purpose of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District (CSRHD) includes:
- to establish, acquire, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, operate and maintain hospitals and hospital facilities;
- to grant aid for the establishment, acquisition, reconstruction, enlargement, operation and maintenance of hospitals and hospital facilities;
- to assume obligations of any member municipality, or any improvement district not within the definition "municipality", or any hospital corporation, with respect to the repayment of money borrowed and provided for the financing of hospital projects and interest on it, or to provide reimbursement to a municipality, improvement district or hospital corporation for money provided for financing hospital projects that were raised or obtained otherwise than by borrowing;
Although the CSRHD does not operate any facilities, it does provide capital funding. This funding is cost-shared with the Province paying 60 percent and the CSRHD paying 40 percent.