Media Contacts

Jimmy Smith

Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier

Ministry of Health

250 952-1887 (media line)

Island Health

250 755-7966


What people are saying about the new care home

Harwinder Sandhu, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors’ Services and Long-Term Care –

“Our government is committed to continuing to improve seniors’ care and provide the services our seniors deserve. Projects like the Campbell River care home will help meet the needs of people and strengthen care. This care home will provide compassionate long-term care services for people in accessible, supportive spaces, as well as house community services, so people can age with dignity and build a comfortable home.”

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health –

“Seniors in rural and remote areas of the north Island hold important roles in their communities, many are Elders and knowledge keepers. Bringing more quality long-term care beds to the area is significant for ensuring they can remain close to their loved ones and active in their communities.”

Doug Hillian, chair, Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District –

“A new long-term care home in our region is desperately needed to shorten wait lists and provide elderly people and their families with more care options closer to home. We are grateful for the Province’s support and are proud to be a funding partner on a project that will improve the health and well-being of seniors living in the Comox Strathcona region.”

Kermit Dahl, mayor, Campbell River –

“Council is excited that increased access to long-term care services is coming to Campbell River and that residents will benefit from this important and necessary facility in future years. We appreciate this investment from the provincial government, Island Health and the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and the support it shows the community. By working together on initiatives such as these, we can continue to make strides towards a healthy and liveable community, as highlighted in council’s 2023-2026 strategic priorities.”

Delaine Trask, wife of Yuculta Lodge resident –

“As a caregiver, finding the right health-care services for your loved one can feel overwhelming when there are so many different aspects of care to consider. This new long-term care home in Campbell River means caregivers in the community will know where to find the right care for their loved one as many of the much-needed services will be under one roof.”