Quick facts

We deliver health care across 32 communities and 55 First Nation communities found in 6 regional districts of Northern British Columbia (view map), serving about 300,000 people, many of whom are Indigenous.

Our services include:

  • Acute (hospital) care
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Public health
  • Home and community care

More than 7,000 people work for Northern Health. Our facilities include:

  • 18 hospitals
  • 24 long-term care facilities
  • Many public health units
  • Many offices providing specialized services

In 2023-2024 in the Northern Health region:

  • Doctors performed 15,681 scheduled surgeries
  • 2,793 babies were born
  • There were more than 217,356 inpatient overnight stays
  • There were 242,354 outpatient visits (including specialty clinics)
  • Our emergency departments were visited 262,790 times
  • We provide 1,190 HCC residential care beds

Governance and administration:

We're governed by a ten-member board with representation from throughout the North. The Chair is Colleen V. Nyce.

We're divided into three Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDAs):

  • Northeast
  • Northern Interior
  • Northwest

Our Chief Executive Officer is Ciro Panessa, and there's a Chief Operating Officer in each of our three HSDAs:

  • Northwest: Debbie Strang
  • Northern Interior: Sherri Tillotson
  • Northeast: Angela De Smit

Annual reports