Nanaimo Regional Hospital District

Nanaimo Regional Hospital District

The Nanaimo Regional Hospital District (NRHD) is an independent entity and its sole purpose is to provide capital funding for designated facilities which includes equipment, land and physical structures. The NRHD has its own budget and is governed by a Board of Directors. 

What is a Regional Hospital District?

Regional Hospital Districts provide annual capital funding to health authorities in support of local health care facilities under the Hospital District Act. The health authority the NRHD provides funding to is Island Health.

What facilities does NRHD funding support?

NRHD funding supports Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Oceanside Health Centre and three care facilities; Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, Trillium Lodge in Parksville and Eagle Park in Qualicum Beach.

What percentage of funding does the NRHD provide?

The NRHD provides 40 percent of the funding for capital equipment and capital projects for local health facilities, and the Province, through Island Health, provides the remaining 60 percent of the capital funding.

Where does the funding come from?

For the NRHD, the funding is comprised of annual minor capital grants for equipment and projects funded through a tax requisition as well as major capital project support, which is funded through borrowing.

Who determines the funding amount?

Each year, Island Health reviews priority projects and determines the cost of implementing those projects. They submit a request and the NRHD determines if they will fund 40 percent of the projects requested and adds the information to the budget for the coming year. Hospital Districts are required to approve a provisional budget on or before December 31 each year.

Who sits on the NRHD Board?

Ian Thorpe (Chair), Erin Hemmens (Acting Chair), Sheryl Armstrong, Don Bonner, Tyler Brown, Adam Fras, Ben Geselbracht, Leonard Krog, Zeni Maartman, Ed Mayne, Stuart McLean, Bob Rogers, Leanne Salter, Will Geselbracht, Lehann Wallace, Brian Wiese, Keith Wilson, Charles Pinker (Alternate Director), Vanessa Craig 

How does NRHD funding affect me?

The NHRD submits a requisition for the funds they require to the Surveyor of Taxes for the Electoral Areas and to the City of Nanaimo, District of Lantzville, City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach for the Municipal Areas. These organizations are responsible for setting the tax rate and collecting funds for the NRHD.

Can I provide feedback on the NRHD budget?

Unlike local governments, Hospital Districts are not required to hold public consultations on their budgets. Questions about the budget may be directed to the RDN or Island Health.

Who can I contact for more information?

For the RDN, please contact Jeannie Bradburne, Director of Finance at 250-390-4111 or toll-free at 1-877-607-411 or by email at jbradburn [at]

For Island Health, please email [at]

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