Northern Health

Northern Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider for the northern half of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Northern Health serves over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometres.[1] It was established as one of five geographically based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia.[2]

Northern Health
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Northern Health service area map
MottoThe Northern way of caring
Formation2001; 20 years ago (2001)
TypeBritish Columbia Health Authority
Cathy Ulrich
Key people
Colleen V. Nyce (Board Chair)
$811.5 million (CDN) (approx)

The health region operates over two dozen hospitals, several long-term care facilities for seniors, public health units, as well as addictions and mental health services.[1] As of 2020, Northern Health employs over 7,000 individuals throughout the region.[1]

Northern Health has received recognition in the Excellence in BC Healthcare Awards for its Care North primary care renewal initiative, as well as its NH Connections medical travel assistance program.


Northern Health services the communities of:


Northern Health's 18 hospitals include:[3]

  • Bulkley Valley District Hospital
  • Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre
  • Dawson Creek and District Hospital
  • Fort Nelson General Hospital
  • Fort St John Hospital & Peace Villa
  • GR Baker Memorial Hospital
  • Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre - Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay
  • Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre
  • Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre
  • Mackenzie and District Hospital and Health Centre
  • McBride and District Hospital
  • Mills Memorial Hospital
  • Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre
  • Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
  • St. John Hospital
  • Stuart Lake Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC)
  • Wrinch Memorial Hospital


  1. ^ a b c "Quick Facts | Northern Health". Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  2. ^ "Regional Health Authorities". Government of British Columbia. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Locations | Northern Health". Retrieved 2020-04-16.

See alsoEdit

Other regional health authorities in British Columbia

Province-wide health authorities in British Columbia

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