Petition suspended as hospital goes ahead

The physicians who make up the Cowichan District Hospital Medical Society are pleased that the Ministry of Health has formally approved a request to proceed with developing a concept paper to replace the existing aging hospital.

We sincerely hope this decision is another step forward toward approval for the construction of a new hospital, which is important to provide quality care to patients in our region.

We have suspended our December petition calling for a new hospital.

We want to thank our partners, who are: Cowichan Valley Regional Hospital District, Our Cowichan Community Health Network, the Hospital Foundation, the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice (our sister medical society), and especially the many people who had already signed the petition.


Dr. A. R. Anderson,

Dr. Jan Malherbe,

Dr Robin Routledge

Cowichan District Medical Society executive

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