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.
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.
The elderly in Dawson Creek and area rely on the services of three continuing care facilities. Peace River Haven Intermediate Care Home and Pouce Coupe Care Home are both located just outside of Dawson Creek in the Village of Pouce Coupe. The most recent health care facility in Dawson Creek, Rotary Manor, is a state-of-the-art multi-level Seniors’ care complex, and services the specific needs of the Peace Country residents. The facility has room for 44 residents and includes an adult day centre. In addition Southview Supportive Housing, a 30-unit housing complex for seniors, is linked to the facility by a covered breezeway. The housing complex provides cost effective housing alternatives. This alternative delays the need for long term residential care while meeting the changing needs of seniors and promoting their independence and quality of life. This housing complex also includes underground parking and access to services provided at the care facility. All of these continuing care facilities are dedicated to providing “quality of life” care to their residents.
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 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.
- 62-bed acute care
- Intensive Care Unit
- Physiotherapy, Occupational, and Respiratory Therapy
- Laboratory & other diagnostic procedure
- Operating Room
- General Surgeons
- Pneumatology Other Services
- Occupational Rehabilitation
Continuing Care Facilities
- Peace River Haven Intermediate Home
- Pouce Coupe Care Home
- Rotary Manor
- Southview Supportive Housing Health Care Organizations
- Provincial Ambulance Services
- DC Medical Clinic
- Mental Health Centre
- SP Home Support
- SP Community Resources Society
- Peace River Health Unit
- Northeastern Rehabilitation Centre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.