September 15, 2020 | The Government of British Columbia is supporting the transformation of health care for people living in the Comox Valley through the establishment of a primary care network, which will bring additional resources and strengthened supports to the region.
“Team-based care that responds to the needs of each community, as identified by those working in them, is going to be the backbone of the new primary care system in B.C. and will be how patients' everyday health-care needs are met today, tomorrow and beyond,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “These networks will work together to address long-standing gaps in everyday health care for people living in the Comox Valley.”
Over the next three years, up to 13 new full-time equivalent health-care providers will be recruited. These will include a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, allied health-care professionals and a clinical pharmacist.
The Province will provide approximately $2.2 million in annual funding to the primary care network once it is fully established.
The Comox Valley primary care network is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Island Health, the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice, the First Nations Health Authority, K’òmoks First Nation, Patient Voices Network and Métis Nation British Columbia.