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Vanderhoof

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Nestled in the Nechako Valley, on the banks of the Nechako River, Vanderhoof is the geographical center of British Columbia and truly is at the “heart of it all”.

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Facilities

St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof, BC

St. John Hospital is a 24 acute-care bed facility. The Hospital serves the communities of Vanderhoof and the Saik’uz First Nation, as well as acting as a referral centre for the surrounding communities of Burns Lake, Fort St James and Fraser Lake. 

The services of St John Hospital include: 

  • 24/7Emergency department
  • 2 outpatient bays
  • Labour and delivery with Cesarean Section capabilities.
  • Diagnostic Imaging, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy
  • Lab including blood transfusion services
  • 24/7 OR offering orthopedic day surgery, plastics, dental, ENT, endoscopy, and general surgeries
  • Inpatient occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Dietician
  • Teaching facility for the University of Northern British Columbia
  • Palliative Care
  • Oncology Clinic

Community Services include: 

  • Primary Care Nursing and Home Support
  • Diabetic counseling
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Outreach clinics to surrounding communities
  • BC Ambulance Service
  • 53 bed residential are facility attached to the hospital

Patients requiring further care are referred to the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George.

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