Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District
The boundaries of the Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District (SCRHD) encompass the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast Regional District, and the Board members are the same as the Regional District Board.
As per the Hospital District Act, the purposes of an RHD include the following:
- to establish, acquire, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, operate and maintain hospitals and hospital facilities
- to grant aid for the establishment, acquisition, reconstruction, enlargement, operation and maintenance of hospitals and hospital facilities.
The principal business activity of the SCRHD is to provide the local share (typically 40%) of capital funding for the Region's hospital facilities and hospital equipment. The Province and/or other funding partners provide the balance of funds. The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is responsible for the delivery of health care in the Region.
The SCRHD also provides an annual grant of $240,000 (based on 2016 budget) to Sechelt Hospital for minor capital equipment (over $5,000 but less than $100,000).