Rural Health Services


The delivery of health services in a rural and northern context is both challenging and rewarding at the same time.  The rural context necessitates building local capacity, promoting inter-sectoral collaboration, partnering with communities, and ultimately the development of innovative solutions not found in more urban settings.  


The 2002 Romanow Report and the 2002 Rural Health in Rural Hands Report articulate these challenges and the strategies to meet them, very well.


This page is a reflection and celebration of some of our work over the past decade to meet the challenges of being a rural and northern health services provider. The True North Strong and Smoke Free Tobacco Campaign and the Northern Connections Patient Travel Service are fine accomplishments. There are more below:


Putting Rural Health in Rural Hands - Video Snapshots from Northern BC

Most of the video snapshots below are only 2 - 3 minutes in length. Just "click" on the text or image to view.

More of our accomplishments can be found on our Capital Projects U-Tube Channel or our main website.


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A Focus on Building Healthy Communities South-side Wellness Centre - 2009 
Fort St John Pond Hockey Burns Lake Hospital: Construction Tour - 2014

Honoring Our Elders: Quesnel - 2014  Burns Lake Hospital: Grand Opening - 2015 
Northern Medical Program: Learning Center - 2015 Honoring Our Journey - 2016