2510 Highway 62
Hazelton BC V0J 1Y0
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.
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- Wrinch Memorial campus of care provides acute, complex and community care; assisted living; and staff short and longer term accommodation.
- Acute and Complex care occupies 32,000 sq feet delivering acute care including OBS and OR services, supported by a team of local anaesthetists and visiting specialists; Lab; X-ray; Ultrasound; Dietician and Occupational Therapy are provided on a full or part time schedule.
- Wrinch also supports a busy seven physician Clinic with weekly off- campus remote clinic services; Out- patient Pharmacy; Public Health; and Home Care staff.
- Wrinch provides a relaxing dining room and lounge for our complex care residents.
- Access to secure outdoor space and a growing volunteer support group who provide recreation for complex care residents.
- Our Junior Volunteer program has been rejuvenated.
- Food services; laundry; housekeeping; and maintenance are on site.
- The BC Ambulance Services base station is part of our campus of care.
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.
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.
We are deeply committed to providing quality, integrated health care services to the people who live in Hazelton. We have a holistic view of health, one that includes spiritual, physical, social and emotional well-being. We respect the diversity and dignity of all people in our communities and on our working teams. Our relationships are grounded in integrity, trust and inclusion.
Northern Health is accredited until 2022. Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services healthcare organizations provide their patients and clients based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada.
We have 10 publicly subsidized long-term care beds with 1 bed used for respite. All rooms are double occupancy.
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.
- Basic furniture provided includes a bed, small dresser; night table, lamp and chair.
- Residents are required to provide their own specialized mobility devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.).
- Personal belongings must be marked with the resident’s full name.
- Recreation and exercise programs provided for those residents wishing to participate.
- Community groups visit our unit to provide music and church services on a regular basis.
Motorized wheelchairs only are in use in the hospital.
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.
All Northern Health facilities are smoke free. Residents are asked to smoke outside the facility in designated areas.
- Exits are secured between 20:00 hours and 0700 hours.
- Security cameras operate round the clock at all entrances, monitored at the acute care nursing station.
- The Complex Care Area can be secured as needed.
- A secure fenced area at the back of the building provides a large walking area for residents.
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 is readily available for visitors. In winter public vehicles plug ins are not available.
- Located approximately 9 kms from Highway 16 and halfway between New Hazelton and Old Hazelton.
- Schools and a small College are less than ½ a km away from the Campus.
- Our pharmacy is on site.
- New Hazelton provides local shopping.
- Summer provides access to a larger variety of eating options with picnics a great pleasure on the banks of the Skeena or Bulkley Rivers, or up the walking trails to the mountains.
- This area is an outdoor Mecca in summer and winter with fishing and hiking in abundance and down hill and cross country skiing is close by in winter.
- Snowshoe trails are popular as well.