Our Community – Our Hospital
Situated in the North Eastern corner of British Columbia, where the mountainous boreal forests meet the windswept prairies, fold into them, and roll onwards into an endless Northern horizon, the city of Dawson Creek teems with activity.
As a service centre for many other isolated Northern communities (including, but not limited to: Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Pouce Coupe, Fort Saint John, Fort Nelson, various rural communities, and parts of North Western Alberta), Dawson Creek provides a solid foundation for the region, underpinning and supporting a unique way of life for those that live and work here. Nowhere is this spirit of support more prominent than at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital.
The facility, which directly services around 21,000 individuals in and round the region, and over 60,000 individuals by way of its Orthopedic program, stands as a testament to the diversity, forward thinking, and perseverance, that allows the people of the South Peace Region to not only survive, but to thrive in a remote and, at times, pitiless environment.
Still, despite the tireless effort and dedication of those who work within the Hospital, like many other Health Care facilities across the country our Hospital is under constant financial pressure. This pressure is due largely to rising costs and inadequate provincial funding. One of the many pro-active approaches that the Hospital has taken to addressing this issues has been to pursue philanthropic partnerships with the community leaders and private enterprises that form the backbone of the South Peace Region.
As a registered charity, the Foundation relies on private, corporate, and group donations. Individuals can help by way of memorials, wills, bequest, and endowments to make a difference, as well.
Every donation is received with appreciation, and put to good use. This money goes towards updating currently existing equipment, bringing in new technology, and improving the efficiency of patient care. All of this increases our ability to attract health care professionals to better enhance our local health care services.