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McBride

Community

McBride is a small community situated along the Yellowhead Highway 16 between Jasper and Prince George. McBride boast rolling hills and outdoor recreation at its best.

Fertile valley near McBride, BC
Hayfield - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca

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Facilities

The McBride & District Hospital is a full-service hospital:

McBride District Hospital

  • 24-hour emergency room
  • Outpatient services
  • 3 acute-care beds
  • 1 respite bed / 1 Palliative Care room
  • 8 long-term-care beds
  • Full-time laboratory services
  • Full-time X-ray services
  • Spiritual room

Hospital staff:

  • Two full time physicians
  • A full contingent of nursing staff including RN, LPN, care aides and bath aide
  • Full support staff - dietary, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance

Other programs at the facility or in the adjoining Health Centre:

  • Medical clinic providing general medical appointments with a focus on preventative health and developing a primary care home for patients
  • Mental health and Substance Use services
  • Primary Care services - wound care, immunizations, pre-natal and much more
  • Visiting specialist clinics  (orthopedics and renal)
  • Well woman clinics
  • Foot care clinics (limited)
  • Community paramedic services
  • Patient/physician videoconferencing consultations
  • Alternate provider room - private physiotherapist and massage therapist

The Northern Health Connections bus stops in McBride to provide patient/client transportation to Valemount, Kamloops, Prince George, and Vancouver for medical appointments and health care services not available locally.

The B.C. Ambulance Service has a station in McBride, and 9-1-1 service is available throughout the valley.

Valemount and McBride work closely together to support the clients throughout the Valley.

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