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COVID-19: Three northern hospitals designated as primary COVID-19 facilities

Health Minister Adrian Dix
Health Minister Adrian Dix

Three of the 19 hospitals designated as primary COVID-19 facilities to deliver care to the most critically ill patients are in the Northern Health area.

University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George, Mills Memorial in Terrace, and Fort St. John Hospital have been given the designation.

“We have designated 19 major hospitals across the province as primary COVID-19 facilities to deliver care to the most critically ill patients,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “To maximize capacity at these primary sites, we are also readying a number of off-site treatment centres, such as the Vancouver Convention Centre (with resources for approximately 270 beds) and the new tower at the Royal Columbian Hospital (with resources for approximately 80 beds), to be ready for providing less acute in-patient care. In coming days, other health authorities will begin making similar preparations.

The COVID-19 facilities are:

Fraser Health region:
Abbotsford Regional Hospital
Royal Columbian Hospital
Surrey Memorial Hospital

Interior Health region:
Kelowna General Hospital
Royal Inland Hospital
Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Penticton Regional Hospital
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Island Health region:
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital (secondary site)

Northern Health:
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
Mills Memorial Hospital
Fort St. John Hospital

Provincial Health Services Authority:
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals

Vancouver Coastal Health/Providence Health Care:
Lions Gate Hospital
Richmond Hospital
St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital


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