City approves rezoning for new hospital site

Fort St. John’s new hospital is now one step closer to realization. At Monday night’s city council meeting in Fort St. John, council moved to rezone the proposed site of the new hospital from Agricultural to Health, Education and Wellness Campus. The new zoning provides for the new hospital building as well as a variety of health, education and wellness services. A group of presenters from Northern Health, Stantec and Partnerships BC delivered a presentation to council and members of the public, outlining the authority’s proposals for the site. The new hospital is slated to be built on 40 acres of city-donated land near 86th St. 109th Ave. Plans for the new facility include 55 acute care beds as well as a 123-bed residential care complex for seniors. Northern Health and Stantec are currently undertaking an analysis of the Fort St. John Hospital and North Peace Care Centre buildings to determine what uses the buildings could have after the new hospital is operational.

You can view a copy of Northern Health’s presentation here.