Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project

View of the new Cowichan District Hospital from Bell McKinnon Road.

Land Acknowledgement

The new Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) is being built on the unceded traditional territory of Cowichan Tribes. 

You don’t need wings to fly through the new Cowichan District Hospital. Join us for an uplifting tour of the future Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Patient Registration and lounge spaces, Emergency Department and an inpatient unit, and get a sense of what the new facility will look like when it opens for patient care in 2027.

Construction teams are also making amazing strides at the site on Bell McKinnon Road. We’ve started to come up and out of the ground as the crews work on the “slab on grade” portion of the Diagnostic & Treatment Centre. Check out our summer update to catch up on the progress to date and meet some of the people who share a passion for creating a hospital that works for patients, staff and the environment.


Building a community of care for a community that cares

The vision for a new Cowichan District Hospital reflects the deep partnerships and respectful collaboration that makes the Cowichan Valley an exceptional place to live, work and learn.

The plan for a new hospital, with capacity for 204 beds, is strengthened by an innovative approach to delivering integrated health services across the Cowichan Region. 

From hospital care to primary and community health solutions designed to meet the current and future health needs of people in the region, Island Health is committed to building a community of care for a community that cares.