Health Services

Health care is already a significant economic generator in the Comox Valley, accounting for an estimated 12% of all employment and supporting an estimated 9% of all personal income in the Valley. The existing St. Joseph’s Hospital alone accounts for 3% of regional employment.

With the construction of the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital underway, there will be significant short-term impacts from the development on the construction sector and related services, based on the $400 million construction budget. With significant available lands surrounding the new hospital, additional development of medical offices and related facilities is expected to occur to support this significant sector.