Chetwynd Hospital is a 12-bed facility with seven long-term care beds and five acute beds that has been successful in integrating community health and acute care services in one location. Services provided at Chetwynd Hospital are 24/7 emergency services, medical inpatient, palliative, public health nursing, home and community nursing and home support, respiratory therapy and aboriginal liaison.
Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the Eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. It is British Columbia's entrance to the mighty Peace River Country and is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area. The area is rich in oil, gas, coal and timber and the local resources and manufacturing industries reflect these assets. Ranching, tourism and the service sector round out Chetwynd's diversified economy.
Chetwynd has a population of 3,100 with a trading area of approximately 8,000 people. The people of Chetwynd enjoy an excellent recreation complex with a wave pool, team-sized hot tub, sauna, six-sheet curling rink, ice arena and library. The four seasons combined with forests, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, and crystal clear lakes and rivers make Chetwynd a playground for the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. It’s a great place to live and raise your family. There are three elementary schools and one secondary school. The Northern Lights College provides adult education.