News release

Government Continues to Invest in QEII New Generation Project

Government continues to invest in Nova Scotia’s largest health redevelopment project that will improve access to care for Nova Scotians for many years to come.

Additional funding of $11.47 million for the QEII New Generation project was announced today, Feb. 11.

“This is another significant step in moving the redevelopment project forward,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “Each investment gets us closer to improving how we deliver care for Nova Scotians.”

The Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation project will receive $8.58 million towards equipment, furniture, information technology and lateral support improvements. Another $2.89 million will be used to demolish part of a provincially owned warehouse at 10 Acadia Street near the Dartmouth hospital to create more spaces for hospital parking.

“We are creating new spaces to care for our patients that are not only better equipped, but reflect a new generation of health care,” said Dr. Alex Mitchell, senior medical director, QEII New Generation project and general surgeon. “Staff and physicians at Dartmouth General Hospital, myself included, are looking forward to delivering care from this new, modern environment.”

The QEII New Generation project also includes the expansion and renovations at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, which are completed, and the construction of a new community outpatient centre at Bayers Lake. This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site in Halifax, to prepare for their eventual closure.

For updates on the QEII New Generation project, visit http://www.novascotiahealthredevelopment.ca .

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Government continues to invest in the QEII New Generation project that will improve access to care for Nova Scotians for many years to come.

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced additional funding of $11.47 million today (February 11th) towards the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation project. This includes equipment, furniture, information technology, and lateral support improvements.

The funding will also be used to demolish part of a Provincially owned warehouse at 10 Acadia Street near the Dartmouth hospital to create more spaces for hospital parking.

For updates on the QEII New Generation project, visit the Nova Scotia health redevelopment website.

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Media Contacts:

Marla MacInnis
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 902-424-1750 Cell: 902-499-6428 Email:
Tracy Barron
Department of Health and Wellness 902-424-4616 Cell: 902-223-1465 Email:
Carla Adams
Nova Scotia Health Authority 844-483-3344 Cell: 902-483-8516