Meetings planned on hospitals project

The Vancouver Island Health Authority has scheduled a series of community information meetings for the North Island Hospitals Project.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority has scheduled a series of community information meetings for the North Island Hospitals Project in Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. These meetings will focus on the scope and progress of the $600 million project, which includes a new $266 million, 95-bed Campbell River Hospital on the existing hospital site, and a $334 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital at a new site in Courtenay. Find out more about how the North Island Hospitals Project will support your health care needs and those of your family and your community when these new state-of-the-art acute care facilities open in 2017. The information sessions will take place at: • Port McNeill Community Hall, 1473 Broughton Blvd. — Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m. • Port Alice Community Centre, 1061 Marine Dr. Board Room — Sept. 18, 12-2 p.m. • Port Hardy Community Hall, 7450 Columbia Street — Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. Project and VIHA staff will be on hand to answer questions and gather input. For more information on the North Island Hospitals Project visit the VIHA website at: www.viha.ca