Wrinch Memorial Hospital


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.


Northern Health

Building description
  • 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.
Building amenities
  • 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.
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.

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.

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 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.

Personal belongings and furniture
  • 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.
Special recreational opportunities
  • 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 scooter policy

Motorized wheelchairs only are in use in the hospital.

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
  • 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.
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 is readily available for visitors. In winter public vehicles plug ins are not available.

Neighbourhood/community amenities
  • 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.