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The centrally located Dawson Creek and District Hospital offers a wide range of services and is a centre of excellence in health care in Northeast British Columbia.

Health Care

Up-to-the-minute Out Patient, Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, and Laboratory departments provide the community with a quality of care that is unsurpassed. Integrated acute and community mental health programs operate in Dawson Creek through a partnership between the South Peace Health Council and the Peace Liard Health Services Society. Addictions counseling and home and family support services are also readily available in Dawson Creek.

Dawson Creek’s youngest citizens with special needs find quality care at the Child Development Centre. This facility is one of several pediatric rehabilitation centres in British Columbia to which infants and children, from birth to age 19, may be referred for assessment and treatment of disabilities and/or developmental delays.

Northern Health Authority is responsible for the delivery of health care across Northern British Columbia, including acute care, mental health, public health, addictions, and home and community care services. Northern Health covers almost two-thirds of British Columbia’s landscape, bordered by the Northwest and Yukon Territories to the north, the BC interior to the south, Alberta to the east, and Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Northern Health Connections

Northern Health Connections is a travel service program for patients needing to travel for out-of-town medical appointments in northern BC and in Vancouver, Kamloops and Grande Prairie.

The program provides patients with new transportation options to reduce one of the costs associated with visiting specialists, obtaining specialized diagnostic testing, and receiving other health care services not available in the patient’s home community.

We know there are many people in smaller communities who need to travel for specialized medical services offered in larger centres. Northern Health Connections will offer patients the support they need to get the services they require.

Community Health Guide

The Community Health Guide is a comprehensive information tool, which details the various services within the Peace-Liard region and is being distributed around the area to promote health services in the area.

 

Phone numbers and websites, which range from home support services to mental health care, are listed in the free guide. If you have any questions or wish to add information to the SONS Health Guide, please contact James and Margaret Little at jalittle@awink.com.

 

Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are definitely one of our greatest assets in health care in Dawson Creek. The South Peace Hospice/Palliative Care Society provides emotional and physical support to terminally ill individuals and their families and friends. Volunteers, who supply nutritious meals to residents unable to prepare their own, operate an active Meals on Wheels program. The Step Up and Ride program provides door-to-door transportation to anyone who is unable to use conventional bus service.

Hospital Foundation

Opportunities abound for those wanting to volunteer or support quality health care in our local hospital. Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation was incorporated in November 1992 as a registered charitable organization. The Foundation was formed to assist in supplementing the capital equipment needs of Dawson Creek and District Hospital. The Foundation’s mission statement reflects the community’s commitment to patient health care. The Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation is committed to raising funds for crucial patient care equipment and other special programs that will help Dawson Creek and District Hospital provide for you, your family and friends.