News release

Investments in Cape Breton Regional Hospital

The Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada are investing more than $5.7 million in two projects to repair and rehabilitate infrastructure at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

The health and safety of Nova Scotians are a top priority for the provincial and federal governments and this investment is a tangible demonstration of that.

“The health of our province depends on the health of our people. Projects like this enhance the delivery of health care by improving access to care, and supporting the retention and recruitment of health-care professionals,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Derek Mombourquette, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Zach Churchill.

“Through this federal funding, as well as through significant provincial investment in other important redevelopment projects throughout Cape Breton, we are not only improving health-care infrastructure, but will deliver thousands of jobs, opportunities for workforce training and direct benefits to local businesses, communities and the economy.”

The first project will remove and replace the Cape Breton Regional Hospital roof. The roof replacement will help extend the lifespan of the hospital and reduce maintenance costs. The second project will repair and rehabilitate the hospital flooring.

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.5 million dollars in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $1.1 million.

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The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect the health and safety of all Canadians, to stabilize our economy and to support communities across Canada. The repairs and rehabilitations to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital will promote a healthier, safer environment for patients and staff. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities. Jaime Battiste, member of Parliament for Sydney — Victoria, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Quick Facts:

  • the current hospital was built in 1995. It has 162 acute care beds, 36 emergency beds, 23 intermediate and critical care beds, 40 maternal child beds, 52 mental health and addictions beds, and nine palliative care beds
  • improved infrastructure helps with recruitment and retention of health-care professionals
  • the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project includes: building a new school, modern health centre, long-term care home and new recreational facilities in New Waterford; building a new health centre, long-term care home and laundry centre on the Northside; and expanding the Glace Bay Hospital emergency department and surgical services
  • government is making the most significant infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia history to modernize health-care facilities in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Halifax Regional Municipality, Bridgewater, Pugwash and across the province

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia Health Care Redevelopment website: https://healthredevelopment.novascotia.ca/

Department of Health and Wellness Twitter: https://twitter.com/nshealth

Department of Health and Wellness Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/

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