Ministry of Health: Improving access to health care for people on Bowen Island

September 28, 2021 | Government is supporting the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation and its work to improve and increase access to timely, accessible team-based health care for people living on Bowen Island.

“People living on Bowen Island deserve to access the health care they need when they need it close to home,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “We’re taking action to improve access to on-island health-care services by establishing a new community health centre, working together with the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation. The centre will give residents better access to team-based and comprehensive health care where they live.”  

The Province provided $1 million to the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation to support the foundation’s fundraising efforts of $6 million to build and equip a new health centre as the hub for health care on Bowen Island.

The centre will be operated by the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation as part of the North Shore primary care networks in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) and the North Shore Division of Family Practice.

Through the foundation’s fundraising efforts and the provincial grant, the foundation was able to purchase a site for the health centre a short distance from Snug Cove village at 1037 Miller Rd., as well as to fund, design and build the 929-square-metre (10,000-square-foot) facility.

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