North West Regional Hospital District (NWRHD) is geographically  the largest of 23 Regional Hospital Districts in the Province. This Hospital District has the same boundaries as the entire Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS),  North Coast Regional District (formerly SQCRD), and the western portion of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN). 
We serve a population of approximately 80,000 residents from three regional districts. 
Collectively there are 26 municipalities and electoral areas plus the Nisga'a Nation (joined in December of 2014).

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Role of NWRHD
Regional Hospital Districts were created to provide funding for the establishment, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, enlargement operation and maintenance of hospitals and hospital facilities defined under the Hospital District Act.
The North West Regional Hospital District has been an advocate for regional health issues. Twenty-eight elected officials, speaking as one unified voice to address regional issues, sends a strong message for regional needs. 
Financial Information

Regional Hospital Districts do not own or operate hospitals or health centres. This is the responsibility of the relevant health authority. Revenue for the North West Regional Hospital District comes primarily from property taxes.  Property taxes are based on a unified assessment as shown below. The North West Regional Hospital District provides funding up to a maximum of 40% for capital projects for two Health Authorities through Memorandums of Understanding.

In total, twenty facilities are eligible for funding.

See  the Current Budget Bylaw.

Priority Projects

The North West Regional Hospital District has its priorities for hospital replacement.

Replacement of Mills Memorial Hospital

The project is currently in the construction stage. The new Hospital is planned to be a LEED Gold Building which will serve as a Level 3 Trauma Centre for the north.

Northern Health Mills Memorial information

Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Smithers)

Northern Health has submitted a Master Plan to the province for the construction of a new District Hospital. Following approval from the Provincial Government, the next stage will be the development of a Concept Plan.

Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Hazelton)

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital (Prince Rupert)



Health Authorities and Facilities Supported by NWRHD

The NWRHD supports two health authorities The NWRHD pays up to 40% of the cost of capital funding for health facilities and medical equipment for two Health Authorities, at 20 facilities. The remaining 60+% share is funded by the Provincial Government, Federal Government, or through donations provided by local Hospital or Community Foundations, and individual patrons.

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