Major Capital Projects 

Stuart Lake Hospital Facility Replacement Project – Fort St. James

The Business Plan for the Stuart Lake Hospital Replacement Project was submitted to the Ministry of Health on December 2019.  On January 18, 2020 Premier John Horgan was in Fort St. James and announced a new hospital for the community.  The new hospital will have 27 beds, including 18 long-term care beds, a two-treatment room emergency department, a trauma bay and ambulance bay.  A laboratory and diagnostic imaging will also be a part of the new facility.  The current hospital opened in 1972 and has 12 beds. 

The Development of Procurement documents is currently underway.  The estimated project cost is $116 million, shared between the Province through Northern Health, and Stuart-Nechako Regional Hospital District, which will contribute $20 million.    Construction is expected to begin in summer 2021 with the hospital opening in 2024.

BC Gov News – Office of the Premier – Full Steam Ahead for New Hospital in Fort St. James

Granisle Health Care Centre

The Granisle Clinic Relocation Leasehold Improvements are taking place in 2020 with the SNRHD contributing $270,000 towards the total cost of this project.  The community health centre provides a range of primary care services to the residents of Granisle and surrounding area.

St. John Hospital Carbon Neutral Boiler Replacement Project – Vanderhoof

The St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof is undergoing construction with a completion date of Spring 2020 to replace the boiler system, HVAC and controls in order to move toward carbon neutrality.  SNRHD is contributing $269,638 towards the cost of this project.