Get Involved

Public Engagement Opportunities with the CDH Replacement Project

Your voice is vital to the success of Cowichan Valley Health and Care. While we may not be able to host in-person events for some time, we are committed to involving patient partners and community voices in our work. 

Public engagement opportunities related to the CDH Replacement Project will be posted on this page, shared on Island Health’s social media pages and emailed to our project subscribers.

In addition, the project team is pleased to provide virtual presentations to community groups as schedules permit. 


January 25: Thank you to all who responded to our call for Volunteer Patient Partners! We are reviewing your areas of interest and will be reaching out to applicants in the coming weeks. 


November 16: Patient Partner volunteers needed – We’re excited to welcome patient partners into our project. Advisory work begins in early 2022. To learn about how you can get involved as a member of our CDH Replacement Project Patient Partnership Group, kindly RSVP to our posting on the Patient Voices Network by December 15.


October 27: New Cowichan District Hospital Community Info Session – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Click below to view video).

June 30New Cowichan District Hospital Community Info Session - 6:00pm-7:30pm via Zoom. (Click below to view recorded session).

To request a presentation, ask a question, share your feedback, or subscribe to our project updates, email us at

More ways to shape Cowichan Valley Health and Care
Do you have lived experience accessing health services and care as a patient or family caregiver? Please sign up as a patient partner with the Patient Voices Network of BC to find out how you can help shape the way health services are delivered in the Cowichan Valley and across the province.

Patient and family caregiver engagement opportunities related to the new hospital, as well as other health services, will be shared through the Patient Voices Network. 

Past engagement opportunities:

  • November 2019: Patient Partners needed to review proposed service improvements for people with lived experience with: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), palliative and end-of-life care; or multiple chronic health conditions. (Postponed due to scheduling conflicts and pandemic response.)
  • September 23, 2019: Thank you to patient partners who provided input to improve the Patient Admitting & Registration process. Your feedback helped inform the business plan to replace Cowichan District Hospital. 
  • April 16, 2019: Thank you to all patient partner volunteers who participated in the CDH Replacement Project consultation session in Duncan on April 16.
  • November 23, 27, 28, 29, 2018: Open House Information Sessions - Thank you to all who joined us for a discussion about health care and plans for a new hospital.  You can view poster boards and information sheet from these events, and read a summary of what we heard and our next steps here.