We envision effectively contributing to improved community health and wellbeing.


A corporation of the CRD, the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) fosters a healthy region by investing in traditional health care services, developing and improving health care facilities and providing capital funding for infrastructure such as acute care, residential care and hospital equipment.

The CRHD was established by the provincial government (Hospital District Act) to provide the local share of capital funding for healthcare infrastructure in the capital region.

The CRD also supports building regional capacity to improve well-being through:

  • Healthy communities planning, data and analytics, including coordination of Regional Outcomes Monitoring (ROM) Collaborative;
  • Capacity-building and public engagement through consultation, coordination, liaison, hosting of forums and workshops, and provision of tools and resources as needed;
  • Contracting with Island Health to conduct research, education and enforcement in support of existing or planned health-related bylaws as well as providing oversight of public health bylaws enforcement.

Anticipated initiatives, staffing, timing and service level requirements for the year ahead are outlined each year in the Health Facilities Community Need Summary.

The Hospitals and Housing Committee provides advice and recommendations to the CRHD Board on policies and initiatives related to health facilities and hospital equipment.