Safety and Protection

Hospital & Healthcare

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) is a regional referral hospital with a fully modern 409 bed facility.  Services include surgery, maternity, pediatrics, intensive care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and extended care.  Outpatient services include radiology, laboratory diagnostics, diabetes education centre, the Nanaimo Cancer Centre, pacemaker clinic, among others.  NRGH is continuously expanding services to meet the needs of the growing region.
photo of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on a sunny day

The hospital is served by approximately 435 doctors (153 General Practitioners, 126 Medical Specialists, 156 Other Health Practitioners) from around the area.  The catchment area for NRGH is the central and north island, which represents approximately 300,000 people. 

For more information about NRGH, please contact: Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (250) 754-2141 or

Nanaimo Medical Clinics


Policing services are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) Nanaimo Detachment .location: 303 Prideaux Street,  ph:250-754-2345

Fire Protection

Fire protection is provided by the City of Nanaimo's Fire Department from five fire stations located around the city. More info at Fire & Rescue

Nanaimo Search & Rescue (SAR)

A photo of the new Search and Rescue building on 4th Street, Nanaimo, with a crowd out front

On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these unpaid professionals provide their time, their own gear and their dedication and expertise at no cost to the people of our community, and to the subjects they rescue. SAR

Disaster Planning

Prepare yourself for major natural emergencies or disasters. In additional to a personal preparedness plan, a business continuity plan is necessary for a quick recovery after a natural disaster. Business Continuity

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Snow & Ice Control (SIC)

SIC. Also  follow us on Twitter and Facebook (CityofNanaimo) for news on the latest clearing activity, road conditions and other alerts. For non-emergency snow and ice problems, call our Public Works department at 250-758-5222.

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Last updated: February 23, 2024

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