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  • Community Information

    A product of the gold rush, Lillooet was once the largest settlement in British Columbia and the Mile “0” Cairn, which marks the beginning of the famous Cariboo Trail, is located here. During the great gold rush, thousands of prospectors and traders used Lillooet as a starting point in their ventures to the interior of the province.

    Lillooet boasts a rich First Nations history and was once known as Cayoosh Flat because of its good grazing for cayuses (Indian ponies). The community was renamed in the 1860s in honour of the Lellwat First Nations people who live in the region. Lillooet is located on the banks of the Fraser River on the Cariboo Trail in south central BC.

    Once a popular stopover for prospectors in search of gold, Lillooet today is a tranquil town with breathtaking mountain and valley views. Forestry, tourism and farming are the main industries in the area. Ginseng is one of Lillooet’s most important crops thanks to the hot dry summers and generally moderate winters. Residents enjoy a first-class recreation centre that offers swimming, skating, and curling. Fishing, river rafting, hiking and golf are popular outdoor pursuits.

    Lillooet has one of the most pleasant climates in Canada, a combination of the sunny skies of the BC interior and the moderating influence of the coast. During the summer, the temperatures average around 25-30 degrees Celsius with much sunshine. Mild winter temperatures range from -15 to +5 with very little snow.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism, agriculture


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,322 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 4,500

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 20.6%

      18-24: 10.3%

      25-64: 53.6%

      65+: 20.6% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Squamish-Lillooet

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: B

      RRP Points: 19.95


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 7 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Lillooet Medical Clinic

      Box 850, 107 – 8th Avenue

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7505 | F: 250 256-7591

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

      Ts’kw’aylaxw Health

      Box 2200

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4204 | F: 250 256-4058

      Xaxli’p Health Centre

      Box 2168

      Fountian Valley Road

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7955 | F: 250 256-4930

      Bridge River Health

      Box 190, Lot 1A – Joseph Road

      Orchard Springs Subdivision

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7423 | F: 250 256-2443

      www.xwisten.ca

      Lillooet Health Centre

      Box 131, 296 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7017 | F: 250 256-4930

      Reserve Rose Casper Healing Centre

      Shalath, BC, V0N 3C0

      P: 250 259-8232


  • The Lillooet Hospital & Health Centre is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Kootenay Boundary health service area.

    The Health Centre offers a variety of services in one location. The types of services delivered depend on patient needs and on whether comparable services are available nearby.


    • Contact Info

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-1300 | F: 250 256-1336


    • Hospital Info

      Services at this hospital include:

      • 24 hour emergency room
      • Laboratory
      • Endoscopy

      Acute Care Beds: 6

      Emergency Care Beds: 6

      Major Medical Centre: Kamloops (169 km)


    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community providing acute care and obstetrical care. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 5,060 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Number of Emergency Care Beds: 6

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 169 km to Kamloops


    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification

      Description Level 4 – Facility with inpatient beds. May be optional services i.e. obstetrics, definitive for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, open 24/7

      CTAS Level

      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)

      CTAS Level II (Emergent)

      CTAS Level III (Urgent)

      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)

      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)

    • Anaesthetics

      There are anaesthesia services in this community.


    • Maternity

      There are Caesarian Section services in this community.


    • Lab services

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre Lab

      Bag 300, 851 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4233      |      F: 250 256-1336

      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 8:30 am  -3:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3:00 pm

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 851 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4233 | F: 250 256-1336

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.



    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.


    • Pharmacy

      In-Hospital:

      Lillooet IDA Pharmacy

      656 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7538 | F: 250 256-4044

      Pharmasave Old Mill Plaza #178

      Box 910, Old Mill Plaza

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4262 | F: 250 256-0362

    • Extended Care

      Red Rock Manor II (8 beds)

      1021 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-1313 | F: 250 256-1330

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Mountain View Lodge (21 beds)

      975 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-1312


    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office

      P: 250 256-1326

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm

      Prenatal Home Visits

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-1314

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Services

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4233

      Hrs: By appointment only every 6 weeks

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4233

      Hrs: By appointment only every 6 weeks

      In-community

      Lillooet Health Centre

      Box 131, 296 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7017 | F: 250 256-4930

    • Physiotherapy

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4233 | F: 250 256-1336

      In-community

      Lillooet Physiotherapist Centre

      1194 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-0058 | F: 250 256-0058

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addiction Services

      Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre

      Bag 300, 951 Murray Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-1319 (Addictions)

      P: 250 256-1343 (Mental Health)

      In-community

      CYMH

      514 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-2710

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Lillooet Friendship Centre

      Box 2170, 357 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4146 | F: 250 256-7928


    • Social workers

      Uxwalmixw Centre Society

      10 Paul Street

      Lillooet Indian Reserve 1, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-0101

      Lillooet Friendship Centre Society

      357 Main Street

      Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-4146 | F: 250 256-7928


  • Annual Diabetes Workshop
    Cayoose Creek
    Box 484
    Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0
    P: 250 256-4136 | F: 250 256-4138

    • Practice Site Information

      Lillooet Medical Clinic

      PO Box 850

      Lillooet BC

      V0K 1V0

      P: 250 256-7505 | F: 250 256-7591

      Physician Site Coordinator

      Dr Nancy Humber

      Office Administrator

      Michelle Fuller

      Practice Profile

      One block from the hospital, computer with internet access. A wide variety of pathology is seen here, most of it managed locally.

      On-Call Schedule

      One in five with one week off every 6 weeks.

      Office Hours:

      Clinic time is 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    • Training Site Information

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC

    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On the Community

      “Nurses and doctors were extremely friendly and welcoming. Invited to family events and to many dinners.”

      On the Experience

      Greater Vancouver Resident Eddy Ng’s experience: http://lillooetrotation.blogspot.com/ “Overall a fantastic experience. You are given a lot of independence but there is always help around if you need it. Luck of the draw how many major trauma’s you see but a lot of fractures and suturing.”

      Challenges

      “Being away from home for 2 months.”

    • Patient Load

      Practice per Day: 65

      Physician per Day: 25

      v

      Resident per Day: 4 – 6 patients per hour

    • Office Set-up

      Does your office have a surgical suite? No

      Is there a problem list on each chart? No

      Is there space for the resident to have an office an an examination room? Yes

      Would you expect the resident to rotate offices on a regular basis? No

      Technology:

      Billing

      Email

      Internet

      Medline

      Electronic Medical Records

    • Educational Opportunities

      Hospital Rounds: No

      CME Teleconferences: Yes

      Conferences: Yes, there are opportunities for conferences.

      Journal Clubs/Reading: Yes, there are opportunities for journal clubs/reading.

      Computer-based: Yes, there are opportunities for computer-based education.

      CCFP Small Group Learning: No