Community Health Facilities
GR Baker Memorial Hospital is a 38-bed acute care with four ICU beds, five Crisis Stabilization beds and a 40-bed extended care facility. Services on site include an internist/cardiologist, a urologist, an ENT surgeon and two general surgeons.
Other facilities include the Dunrovin Park Lodge Care Facility ( 20 million dollar residential Care expansion).
Dunrovin Lodge is a complex care facility, providing residential care in a protective, supportive environment for people who require it. A home-like atmosphere is promoted and residents are welcome to decorate their rooms with personal belongings. There are no visiting restrictions. The lodge offers its residents three meals plus snacks served daily, dayrooms, 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy, housekeeping and laundry services.
Maple House is a separate home at Dunrovin that provides care for residents with special needs. The staff use advanced skills to anticipate needs and advocate for each resident. Families are welcome to enjoy activities with residents and use the Maple House resource centre.
Quesnel is one of the central interior's oldest cities and home to the world’s largest gold pan. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo. The major industries include forestry, agriculture, mining and tourism. Quesnel offers affordable housing, indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle.
Some of Quesnel’s annual events include Billy Barker Days, Country Bluegrass Jamborie, and the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Race. This beautiful city offers recreational opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts such as camping, hiking, trail riding and fishing in spring, summer and fall and snowmobiling, skiing and dog sledding in the winter months.
There are nine elementary schools and three secondary schools with French Immersion being offered at both levels. For post-secondary students, there is a campus jointly shared by the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia. A full range of adult education opportunities, both professional and general, exist through the satellite campus as well as through the Continuing Education Program of School District 28.