Saanich Peninsula Hospital - Long Term Care

Bus Route/Transit

Take BC Transit #81 bus to Mt. Newton and get off at the driveway entrance or front door. 

Contact Us

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.

Billing Enquiries


2166 Mount Newton Cross Rd
Saanichton, B.C. 
V8M 2B2


Island Health

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:


Publicly Subsidized Units: 143
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built in 1974, one floor facility. Extended Care Unit 1 is 2161.53 sq. m.; Extended Care Unit 2  is 2213.46 sq. m.

Building Amenities

SPH is on one level, windows in all the rooms look out onto the outer fields or inner court yards. There are two visiting rooms. Two large dining rooms/activation rooms. There are two communal large screen televisions on in the Dining room and one in the Sunroom/Visiting room. There are three courtyards. The facility also has a beauty salon/barbershop. There is a gift shop/tuck shop.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care is in a rural setting School District 61. The hospital is surrounded by rural agricultural land.

Philosophy of Care

As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values.

We believe the care given to each resident will respect the person and their individual choices, needs and rights. There shall be a commitment to provide safe care consistent with current practices and techniques. We shall strive for a home like environment. We believe that family members make an important contribution to the residents’ care. The resident’s participation is encouraged in activities that support them in maintaining socialization, life skills and community ties. We recognize the personal history the resident brings. We value and nurture the memories that shape the unique individual.

Type of Accommodation

SPH is divided into two units, Unit 1 and Unit 2. Both units are connected by the dining rooms. Unit 1 has 72 beds and unit 2 has 71 beds. There are 17 private rooms, 10 semi private rooms and 116 ward beds.


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

Special Recreational Opportunities

The Activation Department offers a variety of recreational activities and events including bus outings. The facility provides a bus equipped for wheelchairs for organized scenic drives and outings to community events and restaurants. Daily schedules of activities are listed on the activity board on each unit. A monthly calendar of events is published and is available to residents and family members. Walking programs and exercise programs are also offered to residents who are able to participate. We have a Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Recreational Therapist on staff.


Saanich Peninsula Hospital is a Complex Care facility and basic wheelchairs and mobility aides are provided.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed on the units. 

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy. Accredited therapeutic pets only (PATS). Infection control policy is in effect.

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. 

Smoking outside in one designated spot, only for residents.

Safety/Security Features

24 hour security from contracted Island Health Services “Securicare”. Central Saanich Police are in close proximity and can be reached by 9-1-1.

Spiritual Care

Prayer room and Chaplain available.

Any Other Amenities

Rural setting, all on one level.



Street Meters:

$0.25 for 10 minutes

Surface Lots Parking Pay Stations:

$1.25 for each hour
$26.75 for a weekly permit

Pay stations accept coins or credit card.
No debit or Visa branded debit cards accepted.
No change is provided from pay stations.

Mobile App: HONK

The app is available for iPhones via the Apple App Store and for Android phones via the Google Play Store.

Special Permits and Parking Exemptions

Hardship and family caregiver permits available.

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

Visiting Information

Find information on long-term care visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

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 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."


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands