NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Its First Distribution

04-22-2010

TORONTO , April 22, 2010 - NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: NWH.UN) (the "REIT") announced today a distribution of $0.081725 per unit for the period from March 25, 2010 to and including April 30, 2010.   The distribution will be payable on May 17, 2010 to unitholders of record as at April 30, 2010.



About NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT holds a portfolio of 45 income-producing properties, with a focus on medical office buildings primarily occupied by doctors, dentists, other medical professionals and related healthcare service providers such as pharmacies, laboratories and diagnostic imaging clinics. The REIT owns a diversified mix of such properties with approximately 2.7 million square feet of gross leasable area located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The REIT employs an experienced real estate management team and benefits from a broad network of relationships and commercial property and financing expertise within the medical office building and healthcare focused real estate industry.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Brady , Senior Vice President

NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

(416) 366-2000 ext. 243.

This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the REIT's current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected herein. The REIT disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.