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  • Community Information

    The City of Trail is situated on the Columbia River in the Rockies region of BC, 18km north of the Canada-USA boarder. Known as the “Home of Champions”, the city takes pride in its reputation for developing successful athletes, industries, and arts and education leaders. A regional and service centre, Trail is also home to one of the largest lead-zinc smelter complexes in the world.

    Trail experiences a moderate climate with low humidity, hot dry summers and relatively mild winters with some snow. The average daily maximum temperature in July is 28 degrees Celsius and the average daily minimum for January is -5.9 degrees Celcius.

    INDUSTRY:
    Mining, industrial and business services


    • Population

      Town Population: 7,681 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 20,000

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 17.5%
      18-24: 9.7%
      25-64: 53.7%
      65+: 19.1% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Kootenay Boundary

      Regional District: Kootenay Boundary

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: B

      RRP Points: 16.2

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 25 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Waneta Primary Care Clinic
      Suite 242, 8100 Highway 3B
      Trail, BC, V1R 4N7
      P: 250 368-0053 | F: 250 368-0054
      
      Riverside Medical Clinic
      304 - 1101 Dewdney Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4T1
      P: 250 368-5656
      
      Health Centre
      Teck Resources Ltd
      Box 1000
      Trail, BC, V1R 4L8
      P: 250 364-4321
      
      Trail Health (Kiro Wellness Centre)
      Suite 2 - 1500 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
      P: 250 364-6219
      
      Columbia Family Medicine
      302 - 1101 Dewdney Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4T1
      P: 250 368-9394
      * Columbia Family Medicine is a full service clinic with 3 GPs
      

  • Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is a facility that offers specialist services, core medical services and advanced diagnostic services to the residents throughout the region. Services include:

    • Emergency Care
    • Intensive Care
    • Acute Medical Care
    • Palliative Care
    • Surgical Care
    • Obstetrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Renal Care
    • Mental Health Programs
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Oncology
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Laboratory Services

    • Contact Info

      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 368-3311 | F: 250 364-3422
      www.kbrh.ca
      

    • Hospital Info

      Family physicians admit and manage own patients.

      Acute Care Beds: 75 beds

      Intensive Care Unit: Yes

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: Scheduled: 832 / Unscheduled: 14,431 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 313 km in Kelowna

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      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 anaesthetic services in this community.

    • Surgery

      There are surgical services in this community, including:

      major, minor, orthopedic, and general surgeries

    • Maternity

      This community offers obstetrical services, including Caesarian section, and midwifery. See the Midwifery listing under the “Community Health Services” tab.

    • Lab services

      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Lab
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-3401 | F: 250 364-3421
      Hrs: Daytime only

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-3401 | F: 250 364-3422
      
      Ultrasound
      There is ultrasound service in this community.
      
      CT
      There is CT service in this community.
      
      MRI
      There is MRI service in this community, including mobile MRI.
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      
      Additional Services
      Echocardiography
      

    • BC Ambulance

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

    • Pharmacy

      Hospital
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pharmacy
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-5130 | F: 250 364-5107
      
      In-community
      Drugstore Pharmacy #8572
      142 - 8100 Rock Island Highway
      Trail, BC, V1R 1M4
      P: 250 368-8544 | F: 250 368-8093
      
      Ferraro Foods
      850 Farwell Street
      Trail, BC, V1R 3T8
      P: 250 368-3363 | F: 250 368-5012
      
      Safeway Food & Drug Pharmacy #70
      1599 - 2nd Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1M3
      P: 250 368-3790 | F: 250 368-3513
      
      Shoppers Drug Mart #271
      1305 Cedar Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4C3
      P: 250 368-3341 | F: 250 368-3393
      
      Trail Peoples Pharmacy #301
      1101 Dewdney Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4T1
      P: 250 364-1993 | F: 250 364-1936
      
      Wal-mart Pharmacy #1011
      1601 Marcolin Drive
      Trail, BC, V1R 4Y1
      P: 250 364-2707 | F: 250 364-3148
      

    • Extended Care

      Hospital
      Poplar Ridge Pavilion (50 beds)
      1200 Hospital Bend
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 368-3311
      
      In-community
      Columbia View Lodge (76 beds)
      2920 Laburnum Drive
      Trail, BC, V1R 4N2
      P: 250 362-1271
      
      Rose Wood Village (46 beds)
      8125 Devito Trail
      Trail, BC, V1X 4R9
      P: 250 489-0667
      
      Harbour House (9 beds)
      1100 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-9995 | F: 250 364-9909
      

    • Home Nursing

      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 364-6230
      
      Prenatal Home Visits
      Kiro Wellness Centre
      Suite 1, 1500 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
      P: 250 364-6230 | F: 250 364-6237
      

    • Midwifery

      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      Mountain Midwives
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-9224 | F: 250 364-3473
      

    • Dietetics

      Nutritional Services
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-5130 | F: 250 364-5107

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Services
      Kiro Wellness Centre
      Suite 1, 1500 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
      P: 250 364-6230 | F: 250 364-6237

    • Physiotherapy

      Hospital
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-5130 | F: 250 364-5107
      
      In-community
      West Kootenay Chiropractic
      1518 Second Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1M4
      P: 250 368-5300
      
      Evergreen Sports & Physical Therapy
      1302 Bay Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4A8
      P: 250 368-8862
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Hospital
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      1200 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-5130 | F: 250 364-5107
      
      In-community
      (WCB) WorkSafe Community OT - Kootenays
      185 Cambridge Road
      Trail, BC, V1R 2H9
      P: 250 368-7203 | F: 250 364-0927
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Hospital
      Mental Health & Addictions
      Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
      Suite 3, 1500 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
      P: 250 364-6262 | F: 250 364-6257
      
      In-community
      Mental Health Centre
      2nd Floor - 1051 Farwell Street
      Trail, BC, V1R 4S9
      P: 250 364-6262
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Freedom Quest
      200 - 1504 Cedar Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 4C5
      P: 250 364-0082
      
      Harbour House (9 beds)
      1100 Hospital Bench
      Trail, BC, V1R 4M1
      P: 250 364-9995 | F: 250 364-9909
      

    • Social workers

      Hospital
      Interior Health Authority
      Suite 3, 1500 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
      P: 250 364-6262 | TFP: 1 800 515-6999 | F: 250 364-6257
      
      In-community
      Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Society
      2079 Columbia Avenue
      Trail, BC, V1R 1K7
      P: 250 364-2326 | F: 250 364-1255
      

  • Building Beautiful Babies
    Trail FAIR Society
    2079 Columbia Avenue
    Trial, BC, V1R 1K7
    P: 250 364-2326 | F: 250 364-1255
    
    Ankors AIDS Network
    #46 - 17th Avenue South
    Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5A8
    P: 250 426-3383 | F: 1 800 421-2437
    


    • Practice Site Information

      Columbia Family Medicine
      302 - 1101 Dewdney Avenue
      Trail, BC V1R 4T1
      P: 250 368-9394
      
      Physician Site Coordinator
      Dr. Rowland Phillips
      
      On-call Schedule
      1 day in 7, 1 weekend shift in 4, OB call 1 day/week
      
      Office Hours
      Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      


    • Training Site Information

      Medical Student Training: Yes

      Medical Student: UBC

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC


    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On the Community

      “Very friendly people, mainly seniors. Patients were open to seeing residents.” “Community was fantastic. Trail and Rossland are very different culturally. Both very down to earth. The Trail community is more blue collar while Rossland has an adventurous spirit with a love for all things alpine and outdoor. I found both communities very welcoming. The staff at the Trail hospital are very friendly. The people of Rossland were very open to newcomers. I was invited to potlucks, bonfires and bike rides. Rossland is the safest place I’ve ever lived! Nobody locks their house and kids leave their bikes outside, unlocked!”

      On the Experience

      “Learned a lot, great collegial environment – well rounded experience.” “I found the experience quite rich. I got along very well with my preceptor – Dr. Stanley. He is very interested in health psychology, as am I, so we had many interesting discussions about why patients present the way they do. Trail is the Regional Center for the west Kootenays so almost everything is available at the hospital. There aren’t usually too many learners around so it is easy to get involved with emerg, ICU, anesthesia and maternity.”

      Challenges

      “Somewhat isolating. More gynecologists needed.” “The main challenge of this rotation was volume. Some clinic days were quite slow over the summer. I was not pushed to become more efficient. The inpatient volume was also quite low – I think because chronic medical conditions are so well controlled in this practice. The was no obstetrics in this practice.”


    • Patient Load

      Practice per Day: 10-14


    • Office Set-up

      Personnel in Office: Nurse, nurse practitioners, diabetic nurse educator. This office is an interprofessional practice.

      Does your office have a surgical suite? No

      Payment Modality: Fee-for-service

      Do you use a consistent charting system in your practice? Yes

      Is there a problem list on each chart? Yes

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

      Technology:

      Email

      Internet

      Healthnet in town

      Electronic Medical Records


    • Educational Opportunities

      Hospital Rounds: Yes, daily hospital rounds

      CME Teleconferences: Yes

      Conferences: Yes, there are opportunities for conferences.

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

      CCFP Small Group Learning: No

      Small Group Learning: No

      Resident Interview Audit: Yes, there are opportunities for a Resident Interview/Audit.

      What other educational opportunities are available to your students and residents (e.g., rounds, CPD)? *New-ER weekends in Nakusp.


    • Disciplines Involved in Teaching

      Medicine
      Nursing