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Bella Coola General Hospital long-term care details

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Vancouver Coastal Health


Building amenities

There is an adult day program daily in the Multipurpose room. Residents may attend if they wish. There is no main patient dining room, sitting room or public area for family to gather. The building is designed as an acute care home and is crowded and space is limited. A small gated patio/yard is situated at one of the home for inpatients/clients. Meals are prepared onsite.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Nuxalk First Nations

Accreditation status

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their residents, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada or by CARF.

Philosophy of care

Our vision is healthy people living in a healthy community.

Type of accommodation

Five single rooms. Each room as a bathroom which includes a toilet and sink. Common shower room and common tub room.


Residents pay 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Minimum and maximum rates apply. There may be other costs not included in the resident contribution. Visit our Costs page for more information.

Special recreation opportunities

Participation in the Adult Day Program which is held in the Multipurpose room of the hospital which is also the meeting room, the board room and education room.


One floor building, accessible to the outdoors with very limited accessibility due to safety issues as one entrance is the ambulance bay and the other entrance/exit is the service entrance. The other exit is to the patio area which does not allow access to the street.

Motorized scooter policy

Unable to accommodate motorized scooters. 

Pet policy

Allowed if accompanied by a family member – for short periods.

Smoking policy

No smoking inside or on the grounds as per VCH antismoking campaign.

Safety & security features

Individual electronic monitoring. Video surveillance, 24 hour staffing, smoke detectors, fire alarm system, sprinkler system

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Located in the town site of Bella Coola. There are no sidewalks or safe walking paths. Inclement weather keeps most residents inside most of the time. Situated in a small community.

Care home-specific restrictions

No unauthorized alcohol is permitted.

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