Island Health operates a full service hospital in North Cowichan, located on Gibbins Road, close to the City of Duncan:

A new hospital is being built in North Cowichan, and will be located at 6775 Bell McKinnon Road. Excavation and construction begins in 2023, with the anticipated opening for patient care in 2027.

Fall 2023: Construction notice


As part of the new hospital construction project, storm sewers, sanitary sewers and water lines will be installed on Drinkwater, Bell McKinnon and Herd roads. Work will begin in September and is expected to occur in phases over the fall and winter. Detailed information for area residents, businesses and people travelling through the work areas of the future Cowichan District Hospital is available at