New hospitals for Comox Valley and Campbell River


Kreskin
#1
Two New Hospitals for North Island - YouTube

Finally!!
 
talloola
#2
yes, finally is right for sure.

this has gone on for years now, made a decision a couple of times, but then it would be blown apart

by arguements about location etc etc.

I like the location previous to the one that is chosen in courtenay, which was past the mazda lot

but the military base stopped that because it was inside their flight zone for structures that would have

been too high.

the site right beside north island college is fine, but does seem to be a tad squished in between the

college and lerwick, but maybe there is more room there can meets the eye.

don't know where campbell rivers site is.
 
Ron in Regina
#3
Huh. My question is, "Are there enough employee's for the hospitals
that currently exist, before adding two more hospitals?"

Seriously, the issue out here is that we don't have enough staff for the
facilities that currently exist, let alone any new ones (like a Children's
Hospital proposed to open in Saskatoon eventually). South Africa &
the Philippines can only ship out just so medical professionals at any
given time, with shortfalls being filled by India....but even that is not
enough to have full staffing with the current facilities.
 
Kreskin
#4
Campbell River will be at its existing location.

Isn't the new Comox Valley location at a higher point than the old location?

What's great is some kids around here want to grow up and become employees in med professions, ie nursing. This might give them an opportunity to learn and work without having to spend too learning time out of town.

It's amazing how many kids who grow up on the North Island have to leave once they graduate high school.
 
talloola
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Campbell River will be at its existing location.

Isn't the new Comox Valley location at a higher point than the old location?

it will be built right beside north island college, near the equatic center, and across
the street from home depot.

close to ryan road and lerwick
 
Kreskin
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

it will be built right beside north island college, near the equatic center, and across
the street from home depot.

close to ryan road and lerwick

But isn't that like the highest point in the entire Valley?
 
talloola
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Huh. My question is, "Are there enough employee's for the hospitals
that currently exist, before adding two more hospitals?"

Seriously, the issue out here is that we don't have enough staff for the
facilities that currently exist, let alone any new ones (like a Children's
Hospital proposed to open in Saskatoon eventually). South Africa &
the Philippines can only ship out just so medical professionals at any
given time, with shortfalls being filled by India....but even that is not
enough to have full staffing with the current facilities.

in courtenay, we won't have another hospital, we will have a new hospital, and the
old one will be sized down considerably, but still a type of hospital, at least
that is what I know at this moment, could be totally different when completed,
as I don't think there is a definite planned use for the old hospital, but it
will still be there.
 
Ron in Regina
#8
So they're moving staff from the old one to the new ones? Cool.

Out here, we have a shortage of Doctors, Nurses, etc....and they
just laugh in frustration when a new hospital is proposed for
political purposes....as it would just be another building
without staff, 'cuz there just isn't enough for the current facilities
even. Too little stretched way too thin as it is.
 
talloola
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

But isn't that like the highest point in the entire Valley?

yes, it probably is, close to crown isle. That whole area, around the intersection of lerwick
and ryan is high, then it starts downward again, once you pass crown isle, going east toward
the ocean.

The last site they wanted to use was along ryan past crown isle, but on the other
side of ryan road, not quite as high as the existing site, but it was 'inside' the
flight zone for the military, and they wouldn't allow the structures that would
be higher than they would allow, towers etc.

I guess the existing building site is 'just' outside the flight zone, because it is
less than a mile from the last choice.
 
Kreskin
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

So they're moving staff from the old one to the new ones? Cool.

Out here, we have a shortage of Doctors, Nurses, etc....and they
just laugh in frustration when a new hospital is proposed for
political purposes....as it would just be another building
without staff, 'cuz there just isn't enough for the current facilities
even. Too little stretched way too thin as it is.

Yes, both communities have old existing hospitals.

The debate around here for years has been whether to have two hospitals or one large regional hospital. That might have been better for Courtenay-Comox but very bad for Campbell River. It's difficult to market yourself for retirees when they have to commute for hospital services. Today's decision is one that we have been hoping for, way too long.

Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

yes, it probably is, close to crown isle. That whole area, around the intersection of lerwick
and ryan is high, then it starts downward again, once you pass crown isle, going east toward
the ocean.

The last site they wanted to use was along ryan past crown isle, but on the other
side of ryan road, not quite as high as the existing site, but it was 'inside' the
flight zone for the military, and they wouldn't allow the structures that would
be higher than they would allow, towers etc.

I guess the existing building site is 'just' outside the flight zone, because it is
less than a mile from the last choice.

OK, that makes sense. I was thinking Mazda was more into central Courtenay.
 
talloola
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Yes, both communities have old existing hospitals.

The debate around here for years has been whether to have two hospitals or one large regional hospital. That might have been better for Courtenay-Comox but very bad for Campbell River. It's difficult to market yourself for retirees when they have to commute for hospital services. Today's decision is one that we have been hoping for, way too long.


OK, that makes sense. I was thinking Mazda was more into central Courtenay.

it use to be, but the new one (about 3 years now) is across from crown isle, toyota is there too and nissan, all quite new, near costco.
 

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