Dufferin Place

Dufferin Place is located in Nanaimo.

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Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

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1200 Dufferin Cres
Nanaimo, B.C. 
V9S 2B7


Island Health

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.accreditation.ca/.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 126
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Dufferin Place Residential care facility was built in the spring of 1987. The single storey building consists of three wings, each radiating from a central “L” shaped activity/dining area. Resident rooms consist of primarily four-bed rooms with a limited number of two and one-bed rooms. Special bathing facilities are included in each wing. The building is equipped with ceiling mounted lifts throughout.

Building Amenities

The building features many amenities and services including lounges, hair salon and outdoor patios. 

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Residents over the age of 19, not a secure unit so not appropriate for those with an elopement risk.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Dufferin Place is located on the same property as Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Philosophy of Care
Type of Accommodation

Four-bed wards, semi-private and private rooms.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Provided through the Recreation / Activity department.


Wheelchair accessible to all areas.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Electric wheelchairs can be accommodated. Larger motorized scooters are not permitted due to space limitations. 

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy. Pets are encouraged to visit provided he/she is well behaved in a public place and on a leash at all times under the control of the owner. Pets are not allowed in the dining room during meal times. All visiting pets must be in good health and have an up to date vaccination record.

Smoking Policy

As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.  

Smoking and vaping is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots. 

Residents and visitors are not permitted to smoke on Island Health Property. 

Safety/Security Features

All exits are secured with key pad controls, regular fire inspections, maintained by Island Health security services.

Spiritual Care




Street Meters:

$0.25 for 15 minutes

Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:

$2.25 for the first 2 hours
$1.25 for each additional hour
$26.75 for a weekly permit

Accepts coins, or credit card
No change is provided from pay stations

Special Permits

Family Caregiver Permits Available

For more parking information visit the Island Health Parking Services webpage.

Visiting Information

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Influenza Protection Policy.

Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."


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