We are building and expanding health care in communities across IH
Interior Health is expanding and modernizing hospitals and care facilities across our region to ensure we can provide high quality care and help improve health within our communities.
We are building significant places in your community - places that support the delivery of care and enable new technologies to be applied; places that stimulate new economic development and inspire health-care providers to be the best they can be.
Our Capital Strategy
Delivering health-care services to a large population across a vast geographic region presents significant challenges. For that reason, we have developed a Capital Strategy to guide our investment decisions between 2013 and 2023.
The strategy has three key drivers:
Projected demand for services
Need for innovation and change
Sustainability of infrastructure and services
View the Capital Strategy 2013-2023.
Over the last decade, significant projects have been completed and many are currently in progress.
Since 2002, there has been over a billion dollars in major capital investments. This includes the following major projects:
- $32 million - East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook for a new emergency department, ambulatory care centre, and front entrance
- $27.5 million - Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for expanded emergency and medical imaging departments
$24.7 million - Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm for expansion of emergency department, lab and pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy and space for diabetes education and dietitians services
- $15 million - Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson for redevelopment project to expand the emergency department and add a new CT scanner suite
- $11 million - Royal Inland Hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit
$4.3 million - Invermere and District Hospital for expansion of the emergency department
Planning is always underway for further improvements across the region to address the ongoing and ever changing world of health care. Check in often to see what we are up to.