North Island Hospital Project

The goal of the North Island Hospital Project is to provide modern, effective, and appropriate inpatient and outpatient services to the communities of the North Island at two new state-of-the-art hospital campuses. The CSRHD board will have contributed $240.7 million towards the overall $606 million project completed fall 2017.

Four key objectives support this goal:

  • Enhance North Island acute care capacity to meet growing and changing needs;
  • Enhance quality of care for patients, especially elderly and Aboriginal populations;
  • Improve access to services for all North Island communities; and
  • Maximize staff and physician recruitment and retention potential.

Project Schedule

‘Request for Proposal’ Package FinalizedApril 2013
Site Preparation Work
Comox Valley and Campbell River Sites
March − December 2013
Collaborative MeetingsApril − August 2013
RFP Submission EvaluationsOctober 2013 − March 2014
Identify Preferred Proponent
Project Agreement Negotiations
April − June 2014
Financial CloseJune 30, 2014
Ground Breaking CeremoniesAugust 7, 2014
Design and Construction of New FacilitiesJune 2014 − April 2017
Service Commencement − Project CompletionApril 30, 2017
Commissioning and Transition PeriodSummer − Fall 2017
Move-InLate Fall 2017

The new hospitals campuses were carefully designed to meet the needs of North Island residents, ensuring the greatest benefits for the best value. The designs lead to better outcomes for patients and families and improvements to staff satisfaction.

July 2017 North Island Hospital Campbell River Time Lapse Campus Construction

North Island Hospital Campbell River & District campus construction montage from Island Health on Vimeo.

July 2017 North Island Hospital Comox Valley Time lapse Campus Construction

North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus construction montage from Island Health on Vimeo.