Meeting of March 21, 2024

Thompson Regional Hospital District (TRHD) Board Meetings are held in the 4th Floor Boardroom of the TNRD Civic Building in Kamloops, B.C. All meetings are open to the public to attend in person or online. Meetings are live-streamed on Zoom and can be re-watched on the TNRD YouTube Channel.


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Hospital District Chair, Acting Chair Acclaimed

City of Kamloops director Mike O’Reilly was acclaimed as TRHD Board Chair, and District of Clearwater director Merlin Blackwell was acclaimed as TRHD Acting Chair. Following a call for nominations, O’Reilly and Blackwell were the only nominees for these respective positions, and no elections were required.


2024 Hospital District Budget Adopted

The Board adopted 2024-2028 Financial Plan and approved capital project contributions for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

The tax requisition in the 2024 budget is $17.2 million, which is a 5% increase from 2023. This means that a home assessed at $680,000 within TRHD boundaries will pay approximately $210.39 in Hospital District taxes in 2024, which is an increase of approximately $6.12 compared to 2023.

Tax requisition increases of 5% are being planned for each year between 2024 and 2028, in order to build reserve funds, prepare to fund future capital requests, and prepare to fund a portion of the new Kamloops Cancer Care Centre.


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Temporary Borrowing Approved

The Board approved TRHD Temporary Borrowing Resolution No. 24-25 in the amount of $1,000,000. Authorizing temporary borrowing will ensure that funds are available for necessary operating expenditures that are incurred prior to August 1 of each year, when the TRHD receives its requisition revenues from the Province of BC.

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Delegations: Interior Health Authority

The Board heard a presentation from Dianne Kostachuk, Director of Business Operations for Interior Health Authority (IHA). Kostachuk provided an update on major capital projects (above $100,000) and minor capital projects (under $100,000) which are planned by IHA during the 2024-25 fiscal year. A list of projects and details of major capital projects were also included in the TRHD Budget Report, which can be found here.

The Board also heard two presentations from Josh Sharp, Clinical Director of Royal Inland Hospital, and Todd Mastel, Corporate Director of Business Operatoins for RIH. The first presentation related to Phase 2 of upgrades to RIH, which are largely focused on expansion and improvement to the Emergency Department, and explained background for cost increases to Phase 2. The second presentation related to the Kamloops Cancer Care Centre, including the scope of the project and projected costs at this time.

IHA staff took questions from the Hospital District Board following each of the three presentations.


Audited Financial Statements Approved

The Hospital District Board approved 2023 audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2023, following the annual audit which was conducted by BDO Canada LLP. Audited financial statements are available for public inspection on the TNRD website, by clicking here.

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Next Hospital District Board Meeting:

June 20, 2024, 10:00 am

Meeting Location:

TNRD Civic Building Boardroom (4th Floor)

465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A9


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