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June 23: Community Info Session on June 30

COWICHAN VALLEY – The Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project and Island Health Cowichan Valley leadership team invite all community members to a live Zoom webinar on Wednesday, June 30 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. 

The presentation will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a question and answer session.

Visit and enter code #newcdh to submit your questions in advance and our panelists will answer them during the Zoom Q&A.

Please note that the webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend the live session. Email for more information, or click the thumbnail below to view the recording. In recognition of A Day to Listen: Amplifying Indigenous Voices during Indigenous History Month, we are grateful to be joined by Cowichan Tribes Elder, Ron George, who will be providing an opening prayer for this session. We are also pleased to feature a project update from Joe Elliott, project director for Indigenous engagement.

June 10: Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project Update

April 1: Next steps taken for new Cowichan District Hospital - BC Government Media Release

NORTH COWICHAN - Cowichan Tribes unceded traditional territory - People in the Cowichan Valley are closer to a modern hospital as significant milestones have been reached, including the land transfer and the issuing of a request for proposals (RFP).

“Now more than ever, we recognize the critical importance of our health-care system, and our commitment to replace Cowichan District Hospital acknowledges the priority we place on timely access to high quality health-care services close to home,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “These key milestones bring us closer to getting shovels in the ground to bring the very best health-care facility to the growing communities of the Cowichan Valley.”

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March 25: Land Transfer for a New CDH Acknowledging Cowichan Tribes unceded traditional territory

Cowichan Tribes Councillor and Elder Albie Charlie met with Island Health President & CEO Kathy MacNeil and Cowichan Valley Regional Hospital District Chair Aaron Stone to commemorate the land transfer for the new Cowichan District Hospital. As project partners, we gratefully acknowledge these lands belong to the Cowichan Tribes people and we commit to working and walking respectfully beside one another as we build a new place of healing.


December 18: Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project Request for Qualifications Issued


December 9: Cowichan Valley Health & Care Fall 2019 Update Find out what we’ve learned from Indigenous communities, how we’re planning for an environmentally responsible facility, and hear how the Perinatal Working Group is incorporating community feedback into their plans for a new CDH.

September 11: Patient Partners needed for a focus group in October.  Thank you to those patient partners who joined us on September 23.

August 27: Cowichan Valley Health & Care, summer 2019 update Read how local care teams & Cowichan Valley citizens are contributing towards the new hospital plans and are working together to set the stage for healthier communities and a sustainable healthcare system

May 3: Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project business plan update A behind the scenes look at our first master site planning meeting

April: A Different Perspective for Hospitals Dr. Shannon Waters discusses the benefits of planning for a health promoting hospital in the Cowichan Valley

Feb: Patient partner volunteers needed for Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project engagement session in early March


December: Notice for Neighbours of Bell McKinnon, Anzio, Westcott & Norcross Road: Low level helicopter flight over proposed hospital site on Monday, December 10, 2018 

November: Drop-in Community Information Sessions happening throughout the Cowichan Valley

October: Notice for Bell McKinnon Neighbours: Minor Activity at the Proposed Hospital Site on Bell McKinnon Road