Stuart Lake Hospital


600 Stuart Drive East
Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0



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
  • Stuart Lake Hospital has 6 Complex Care beds; is shared with Acute Care services.
  • Single story building.
  • Physician clinic is near by.
Building amenities

Common area (dining , recreation area), laundry room.

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
  • 6 publicly subsidized beds.
  • Private, single room accommodation.

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, chair and over bed table.

Special recreational opportunities
  • Access to Adult Day Program in Vanderhoof; once a week via NH Connections Bus.
  • Hair dresser comes up to hospital to cut or perm hair.
  • Special Events are held such as Christmas tea with family and a BBQ event during summer.
Motorized scooter policy

As per OT’s advice & NH Policy.

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.

Smoking policy

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

Safety/security features

Alarms on all exit doors.

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)

Parking shared with acute care.

Neighbourhood/community amenities

Limited access to amenities unless families take residents out.