Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) has approved a Non-Traditional Project (NTP) funding request by the Galiano Health Care Society (the Society), in the amount of $150,000, to contribute capital funding to the Galiano Health and Community Wellness Centre Renovation and Expansion Project. The Society is a registered, non-profit society that owns and manages the Galiano Health and Community Wellness Centre (the Centre).
“The CRHD is dedicated to improving health care facilities,” said Denise Blackwell, Chair of the CRHD. “By investing in non-traditional capital funding projects, we are meeting increasing demand for health care services and supporting a healthy region.”
The NTP funding program was established by the CRHD to support the provision of community-based health care services by not-for-profit agencies that are unable to secure capital funding from Island Health.
“I am are very pleased to see this funding for the renovation and expansion of the Galiano Health and Community Wellness Centre,” said Dave Howe, Director of the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. “The services provided by the Centre are essential for Island residents and this project will greatly improve their access to and quality of health care.”
The Centre provides a variety of health services and programs to the residents of Galiano Island including a family physician, nurse practitioner, home and community care nurse employed by Island Health and an emergency treatment room supplied and maintained by Island Health. The Centre is 25 years old and requires renovation and upgrading as well as a reconfiguration and expansion of its program space to extend its useful life and to continue to be able to meet the needs of the Island’s (approximately) 1,150 residents as well as additional seasonal residents and visitors to the Island.
For more information on the Galiano Health Care Society, please visit: http://galianohealth.org/
A corporation of the CRD, the Capital Regional Hospital District partners with Island Health and community stakeholder agencies to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the Region, including replacing buildings that have reached the end of their economic and functional life. Through capital and other community investments, the CRHD supports a healthy, vibrant and livable Region for all citizens.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, 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, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
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