Region’s Health Care Facilities to Benefit from Capital Funding

Apr 15, 2016

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board has approved funding of over $6.7 million to support capital projects and equipment purchases to improve and upgrade the region’s health care facilities. 

The 2016-2025 amended and approved CRHD Capital Plan established funding of $3.75 million for Island Health 2016 capital projects and $2.95 million toward healthcare equipment replacements and upgrades in the region’s hospitals and residential care facilities.

“Through our partnership with Island Health we are able to use these funds to contribute to health care in our region and continue to make patient care a priority,” said CRHD Board Chair, David Howe.

“Partnership with and support from the CRHD is critical for Island Health to continue delivering the highest quality health and care for our residents,” said Island Health’s Board Chair, Don Hubbard.

Working with Island Health, the CRHD supports a healthy region by investing in healthcare service and capital strategic priorities.

The CRHD is committed to improving and sustaining the Region’s health infrastructure through its funding partnership with Island Health.  Maintaining the quality of healthcare facilities in the Capital Region supports the health needs of residents, and ensures healthcare professionals have the best available facilities and equipment to provide optimum care.

Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River. With more than 18,000 staff, 1,900 physician partners, 6,000 volunteers, and the dedicated support of foundations, auxiliaries and regional hospital districts, Island Health delivers a broad range of health services, including: public health services, primary health care, home and community care, mental health and addictions services, acute care in hospitals, and more across a large, geographically diverse region.

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492

Kellie Hudson, Media Relations Manager
Island Health Communications
250.370.8908
kellie.hudson@viha.ca