The hospital provides services to the local health area in orthopaedics, palliative care, obstetrics, gynaecology, ear, nose and throat, paediatrics, general surgery and internal medicine.
As a referral center for a regional population of 120,000 (North Vancouver Island and West Vancouver Island), it also provides specialty services in paediatrics, psychiatry, ophthalmology, urology, and dermatology. In 2003/04, the hospital's operating budget was $47 million, with 840 employees filling 530 full-time equivalent positions. The average length of stay for acute-care patients is 4.17 days.
St. Joseph's General Hospital is owned by the Bishop of Victoria and is directed locally by a Board of Comox Valley residents. By agreement with the Vancouver Island Health Authority pursuant to the Province of B.C.'s Health Insurance System, St. Joseph's mandate is to provide acute, extended and ambulatory health services for the present and future health care needs of the communities which it serves. Its approach is to conduct such services in a value based atmosphere of care and compassion in the Christian tradition of a healing ministry. – less–ZoomInfo