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Fort Nelson Hospital


5315 Liard Street
Fort Nelson BC V0C 1R0



Access to long-term care is through a Home Health assessment. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact the Home Health office nearest you.


Northern Health

Building description
  • Fort Nelson Hospital is a 22-bed facility including 15 acute care beds and a 7-bed long-term care unit.
  • Services on site include nursing, maternity, emergency, physical rehabilitation, lab, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, food services and other support services.
Building amenities
  • The 7-bed long-term care unit features large, private rooms each equipped with a washroom.
  • There is a common dining and entertainment area.
  • The unit is located close to the hospital’s main nursing station.
  • Laundry service for residents is available through our housekeeping department.
Language, culture or religious affiliation

Persons living in a long-term care home are offered spiritual support through various religious and spiritual groups. Spiritual care may be provided through group meetings, one –to-one visits, sermons and music & song.

English, honouring diversity.

Philosophy of care

The Residents’ Bill of Rights serves as the foundation for all aspects of our care and operations. Northern Health and each of our staff members are committed to protecting individuals’ rights. As a team, we recognize that every resident is entitled to individualized, quality person-centered care.

Accreditation status

Northern Health is accredited. Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide their patients and clients based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit Accreditation | Northern Health.

Type of accommodation

We have 7 publicly subsidized beds. Most of the large rooms in the long-term care unit are south facing and bright - with a wonderful view.


Residents pay 80% of their after tax income, with minimum and maximum rates set by the Ministry of Health Services. This rate covers the standard benefits provided by all long-term care homes. These costs are available on request or in the Long Term Care Home Resident and Family Handbook.

There are typical additional costs not covered by the daily rate.

Personal belongings and furniture

Basic furniture provided includes a bed, night table, lamp and chair.

Special recreational opportunities
  • The Adult Day Program is available every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • The activities are provided by a trained activity worker.
Motorized scooter policy

Motorized scooters are permitted in the long-term care unit.

Pet policy

NH has a pet visitation policy. Pets may visit as long as immunizations are up to date, pet is well mannered, on a leash in common areas and family is responsible for cleaning up after pet. Pet visits are encouraged with the permission of the Nurse Manager.

Smoking policy

All Northern Health facilities are smoke free. Residents are asked to smoke outside the facility in designated areas.

Safety/security features
  • The Residential Care Unit is located away from the facility’s main entrance doors.
  • There is a security camera focused from the common dining area directly to a monitor at the nursing station.
  • Nursing staff members make regular rounds to enhance the comfort of residents.
  • The facility has a modern, easy to use nurse call system.
Visitor information

Families and loved ones are partners in care and are encouraged to visit and participate in many of the day-to-day activities.  

During flu season (typically December-March) all visitors need to wear a mask in our facilities if they haven't had a flu shot.

Parking (resident/visitor)

The upper parking lot of the hospital is available for parking.

Neighbourhood/community amenities
  • The Northern Rockies Senior’s Society offers bus services for all residents to take them to the various shopping establishments in the community, for recreational and event purposes, and other interests that residents may have.
  • The bus is equipped to accommodate those with mobility challenges.