News and Announcements

Dartmouth General Hospital Construction Underway

June 27, 2017

Media had an opportunity to tour the construction of the Dartmouth General Hospital.  The expansion and renovation will result in space for 48 beds on the fifth floor plus eight new operating rooms to replace four existing suites while adding four more. It also includes extensive upgrades to outpatient and diagnostic imaging areas.

The second of three tenders for construction services was also issued today. This tender is for construction of the exterior of the new additions including masonry, structural steel, metal cladding and roofing.

The deadline for submissions is July 18. Details of the tender are available at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx. The final tender for construction services is expected to be released later this year.

Details of the tender are available at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx. The deadline for submissions is July 18. The final tender for construction services is expected to be released later this year.

Along with the expansion, renovations of the Dartmouth General Hospital’s third and fourth floors are expected to be completed this fall.

The cost estimate for the Dartmouth General Hospital project remains between $132 million and $138 million.

Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and WellnessA worker on the site of the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion.

 

 

Open House on QEII Redevelopment Project

June 27, 2017

The QEII Redevelopment Project Team had its first open house session on June 27.

These open houses give the team an opportunity to discuss the Redevelopment Project with QEII Health Sciences Centre employees.

Their next employee open house is July 5.

Renovations at Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital Moving Forward

June 6, 2017

Government awarded the contract today, June 2, for project management services for the Hants Community Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary 3, 5 and 6 floors to Colliers Project Leaders.

The planned renovations to the Halifax Infirmary building of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and updates to the operating room at the Hants Community Hospital are part of the QEII redevelopment project.

The project management services required include coordinating and managing the Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital from design to building to completion.

The Halifax Infirmary includes renovations to the third floor to allow the relocation of two interventional suites from the fifth floor. The fifth floor will then be renovated to include two new operating rooms. One of the rooms will be a hybrid that will allow the use of advanced diagnostic imaging equipment during the most complex procedures.

The Hants Community Hospital renovations include upgrading a currently inactive operating room.

Tender issued for construction of operating room for Hants Community Hospital

June 2, 2017

Government issued a tender for the construction of a second operating room for the Hants Community Hospital on June 2.

Currently, the Hants Community Hospital has one functional operating room. A second operating room, dating back to when the hospital was originally built in 1976, will be renovated and prepared for use. This will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures.

The deadline for submissions is June 30. Details of the request for proposals are available at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx.

 

Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

April 28, 2017

Eight Nova Scotia companies have been awarded contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Government issued the contracts today, April 28, as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

The Nova Scotia companies are:

  • Lloyd MacLellan Construction Services Ltd., Harrietsfield, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Omega Formwork Inc., Mount Uniacke
  • Bedford Ready Mix Limited, Lower Sackville
  • Techno Hard Surfaces Ltd., Bedford
  • Allstar Rebar Nova Scotia Limited, Lower Sackville
  • CKG Elevator Ltd., Burnside
  • Tartan Mechanical Ltd., Brookside, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Atlantica Mechanical Contractors Inc., Burnside.

The contracts will provide for site services, excavation, underground services, foundations and structural concrete for the new addition and a new emergency generator building. It also includes renovation of the loading dock area, elevators for the new addition and relocation of the bulk oxygen storage tanks.

The total cost of these tenders is about $12 million. Construction will begin in early May.

This is the first of three construction service tenders for the Dartmouth General Hospital. The second tender package is expected to be issued in late spring.

The expansion and renovations at the Dartmouth General will result in space for 48 beds on the fifth floor plus eight new operating rooms to replace four existing suites. It also includes extensive upgrades to outpatient and diagnostic imaging areas.

This is in addition to renovation work already underway on the third and fourth floors in-patient wings. Construction crews recently completed work on wing 3 West, scheduled to open next week, and will add an additional eight beds. 

Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis

April 21, 2017

Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine, announced the expansions today, April 21. The new dialysis chairs will provide 60 more patients with essential treatment closer to their homes.

"Expanding access to dialysis services is a key priority of government and our partners at the Nova Scotia Health Authority," said Ms. Bernard. "We all want these patients to receive the life-saving care they need, and these two expansions will make that care easier to access."

Currently, there are nine dialysis chairs at the Dartmouth General Hospital, 12 at the Halifax Infirmary and 34 in the Dickson Building at the VG site. More than 300 patients receive dialysis treatment in Halifax and Dartmouth.

Patricia Baker Mosher, a retired nurse who recently started treatment at Dartmouth General, is pleased that more Nova Scotians living with kidney disease will be able to access treatment more easily.

"Having dialysis treatment three days a week, four to five hours at a time, is like having a part-time job," said Ms. Baker Mosher. "I schedule my life around my dialysis and this makes it much more convenient, after a long day of treatment, to go right home."

The new chairs will reduce pressure on the existing dialysis units at the QEII and Dartmouth General, and reduce the waitlist for dialysis in Dartmouth. For some patients, it will cut down on travel time.

"The prevalence of kidney disease in our community is increasing, and so is the need for hemodialysis," said Dr. Todd Howlett, chief of medical staff at Dartmouth General Hospital. "The addition of these 12 units will greatly increase the capacity for dialysis in the Halifax and Dartmouth area, and give our patients the chance to receive their treatment closer to 

A request for proposals for design will be issued this summer.

Construction at both hospitals is expected to begin in mid-to-late 2018. The cost will depend on the design and request for proposal process. 

Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre

April 20, 2017

A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 20, that the new centre will be located at the Bayers Lake Business Park in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

“This is a significant step in the QEII redevelopment project,” said Premier McNeil. “Not every service needs to be offered in downtown Halifax. We often hear Nova Scotians say traffic and parking are major concerns when travelling to the VG site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

“We now have the opportunity to deliver a variety of services that don’t require a trip to the hospital in a more effective and convenient way for patients and their families.”

Fourteen sites outside the Halifax peninsula were considered and evaluated for the new centre. Site criteria included availability, size, location, ease of acquisition, cost, transportation accessibility and ease of development. The Bayers Lake Business Park was identified as the best site for the new Community Outpatient Centre.

“We’re pleased to celebrate another milestone in the QEII redevelopment project,” said Paula Bond, vice president of Integrated Health Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. “As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, this site will be a more convenient location for Nova Scotians travelling for outpatient care, treatment and diagnosis.”

The centre will be built behind the Bayers Lake Business Park retail development on the west side of Chain Lake Drive, between Lacewood Drive and Susie Lake Crescent. The province purchased the property from Banc Commercial Holdings Limited for $7.5 million.

The Community Outpatient Centre will offer several services that do not require a hospital setting. Those potential services may include an initial visit with a specialist, post-surgery or post-treatment followup, blood collection and X-rays.

Dr. David Bell, a urologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre said he knows some patients feel overwhelmed by the process of navigating the downtown Halifax streets on their way to outpatient appointments at the VG site. “The selection of this site is an exciting step toward providing more convenient, closer-to-home care, for Nova Scotians,” he said.

The QEII redevelopment project also includes the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary and renovations to the Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites to support the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax.

Leading-Edge Renovations at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward

March 23, 2017

One of Canada's leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design state-of-the-art operating rooms and interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary, part of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Government awarded the contract to Architecture49 today, March 23.

"Nova Scotia is taking the lead in providing specialized operating rooms in eastern Canada," said Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness. "We are excited to enhance our surgical and interventional services which will benefit patient care."

The Halifax branch of Architecture49 is the health-care specialist for the national firm. It is working in association with Cannon Design, an international firm with extensive experience in current hospital design including projects at Stony Brook University Medical Center and the Gates Vascular Institute, both in New York state.

Architecture49 will do the design for renovations to the third floor of the Halifax Infirmary. This will allow two interventional suites to be moved from the fifth floor. The suites provide many health-care services, including treatment for acute stroke patients. These changes will improve patient care and efficiency for patients undergoing minimally invasive procedures, resulting in shorter recovery periods and hospital stays.

The fifth-floor space will be renovated to include two new operating rooms. One of the rooms, called a hybrid operating room, will have specialized equipment and features that will allow the use of advanced diagnostic imaging equipment. The renovations are expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.

"This is another exciting step toward the future of health care in Nova Scotia," said Janet Knox, Nova Scotia Health Authority president and CEO. "With these additions we are well positioned to provide excellent patient care now and 20 years from now."

The QEII Foundation will be collaborating with the Nova Scotia Health Authority on this project.

"The QEII Foundation exists for a singular purpose - to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre," said Bill Bean, president and CEO of the QEII Foundation. "By working with our community of donors, the Foundation looks forward to being part of bringing new, state-of-the art technologies to the QEII that will change lives and save lives."

Second Operating Room for Hants Community Hospital

March 16, 2017

Renovating an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Janet Knox, Nova Scotia Health Authority president and CEO, unveiled plans to revitalize a second operating room at the hospital today, March 16.

This is part of the QEll Redevelopment Project which will see services transferred from the QEll Health Sciences Centre to support the eventual closure of the Victoria and Centennial buildings at the VG site.

"We have been given a privilege not every generation is given - the opportunity to reshape our health-care system and change the way we deliver care," said Premier McNeil. "The QEII redevelopment project is about co-ordinating care and improving access for all Nova Scotians. Hants Community Hospital is an important part of that."

Right now, the Hants Community Hospital has one functional operating room. A second operating room, dating back to when the hospital was originally built in 1976, will be renovated and prepared for use.

"This is a facility that my colleagues, and our community, are really proud of, and we often hear from our patients about the exceptional care they receive from the staff, doctors and volunteers who work here," said Sherri Parker, senior director, Hants Community Hospital. "We are very pleased that, as a result of this work, twice as many people will be able to have surgery here."

The project is expected to cost about $3.8 million.

"The Hants Community Hospital Foundation wholeheartedly supports this project which will provide important operating capacity to both the Windsor and West Hants areas, as well as to the entire province," said Andy Kirk, chair, Hants Community Hospital Foundation. "With the support of local businesses and citizens we look forward to fundraising to support this important project." 

Construction is expected to begin in August and be completed over a three-month period. Surgeries that would normally be done at the hospital during that time will be performed at other facilities in the province. 

"The expansion of services here at Hants Community Hospital demonstrates the work we do as a provincial health authority - working toward shorter wait times and providing opportunity for less-complex care services closer to home," said Ms. Knox.

First Construction Tender Issued for Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital

March 14, 2017

The first tender for construction services at the Dartmouth General Hospital was issued today, March 14. This expansion and renovation is part of the QEII redevelopment project.

The tender is for site services, excavation, underground services, foundations and structural concrete for the new addition and a new emergency generator building. It also includes renovation of the loading dock area, elevators for the new addition and relocation of the bulk oxygen storage tanks.

The expansion and renovations at the Dartmouth General will result in space for 48 beds on the fifth floor plus eight new operating rooms to replace four existing operating rooms and extensive upgrades to outpatient and diagnostic imaging areas. This is in addition to work already underway on the third and fourth floors.

The deadline for submissions is April 13. Details of the tender are available at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx. Additional tenders for construction services are expected to be released later this year.

This construction is expected to begin in May but work is already taking place in preparation for the expansion and renovation project. Ongoing work can be viewed online with this video.

The cost estimate for the entire Dartmouth General Hospital project remains between $132 million and $138 million.

The QEII redevelopment includes projects at the Halifax Infirmary, Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites that will support the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax.

Progress Continues for Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital

March 2, 2017

The province continues to move forward with planned renovations to the Halifax Infirmary building of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and updates to the operating room at the Hants Community Hospital.

A request for proposals for project management services for the planned renovations at the two hospitals was issued today, March 2. The projects are part of the QEII redevelopment project.

The services required include coordinating and managing the Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital from design to building to completion.

The Halifax Infirmary includes renovations to the third floor to allow the relocation of two interventional suites from the fifth floor. The fifth floor will then be renovated to include two new operating rooms. One of the rooms will be a hybrid that will allow the use of advanced diagnostic imaging equipment during the most complex procedures. 

The Hants Community Hospital renovations include upgrading a currently inactive operating room.

The deadline for submissions is March 30. Details of the request for proposals are available at
http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx

Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project

January 25, 2017

Government is considering its options for the design, construction, finance and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches.

A request for supplier qualifications for public-private partnership (P3) advisory services was issued today, Jan. 25.

"We have said all along we will consider all delivery options to see what's best financially and operationally," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan.

"We are committed to moving this project forward. While no decisions have been made to use the public-private partnership approach, it's our responsibility to look at all reasonable funding and delivery options."

The advisory services will assess the P3 delivery services option through a business case analysis and recommend an approach that is in the best interest of Nova Scotians.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Details of the request for proposals are available at

http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx.

 

Design Starting for Hants Community Hospital Upgrades

December 16, 2016

As part of the QEII redevelopment project, design work will begin in 2017 to revitalize an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer or fall of 2017 and the new operating room is expected to open by the spring of 2018.

"Performing more surgeries outside the downtown core of Halifax is part of our overall plan to connect more Nova Scotians with the health care they need," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. 

Currently, the Hants Community Hospital has one functional operating room. A second operating room, built when the hospital was originally constructed in 1976, will be prepared for use. The project is expected to cost about $3.8 million.

The QEII redevelopment project includes the expansion of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, along with projects at Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites that will allow the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax.

QEII Redevelopment, Halifax Infirmary Renovations Moving Forward

December 12, 2016

The province continues to move forward with the QEII redevelopment project with plans to increase the number of operating rooms and relocate two interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

A request for proposals for consultant design services was issued today, Dec. 12. 

The consultant will provide design for renovations to the third floor of the Halifax Infirmary site to allow the relocation of two interventional suites from the fifth floor. The suites provide health-care services such as treatment for stroke patients. These changes will enhance patient care and improve efficiency.

The fifth-floor space will be renovated to include two new operating rooms. One of the rooms will be a hybrid that will allow the use of advanced diagnostic imaging equipment during the most complex procedures. The renovations are expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.

The successful bidder will work with Kasian Architecture, who was recently awarded the QEII master planning and programming contract.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 4. Details of the request for proposals are available at
http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx.

The QEII redevelopment project includes the expansion of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, along with projects at Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites that will support the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax.

QEII Redevelopment Planning and Programming Begins

November 22, 2016

One of Canada's top architecture and design firms will begin the detailed planning process needed to determine what the QEII Health Sciences Centre redevelopment project will look like, and where services will be located.

Government awarded a contract today, Nov. 22, for the QEII master planning and programming to Kasian Architecture of Toronto. The project includes planning the expansion and renovations of the Halifax Infirmary site, as well as specialized and community outpatient centres.

"We have to consider medical trends for the next 20 to 30 years, and the way patients, staff and visitors use the QEII facilities to make sure we're creating something that will meet our needs for decades to come," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

The company will work with seven Nova Scotia consulting firms on the project, which will take a year. Once the master planning and programming process is complete, detailed design will begin.

"The team will talk to people who work in, use and live near the QEII, and will provide the basis for a final design that will reflect both medical and patient needs," said Janet Knox, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Health Authority. "This critical planning stage will ensure we build a very strong foundation for the future of the services of the QEII and the improved health of Nova Scotians.

"The redevelopment will strengthen the QEII's role as a centre for the evolving nature of care, the research that drives that evolution and the training of those who provide it."

The project team will come back to government with a detailed plan by late 2017.

Located in Halifax, the QEII is the largest health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada. As a leading research facility, it is the specialized care centre in areas such as heart health, cancer care, neurosurgery and organ transplantation. It is also the local community hospital for immediate care and emergency services.

The contract is valued at $1.9 million.

Dartmouth General Hospital Moves Toward Energy Efficient Addition

November 17, 2016

Government awarded a contract today, Nov. 17, for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion project to MMM Group Limited.

Along with providing high quality services to meet the future health needs of Nova Scotia, government is ensuring new additions to the QEII redevelopment project are energy efficient.

"Incorporating energy-efficient measures in a building's design is one of the better ways to minimize energy use which helps to save costs throughout the life of the building," said Terry Smith-Lamothe, senior architect with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "We are targeting a LEED gold rating for all new additions in the QEII redevelopment project."

LEED is a widely accepted rating system recognized as the mark of excellence for green buildings in 150 countries. Certification includes an independent review and verification of the building's energy systems to ensure all equipment is properly installed and operating as specified. Benefits include reduced energy use, lower operating costs, better productivity and reduced contractor callbacks. 

Hospital staff will receive training to operate equipment efficiently. Monitoring equipment will be used for the first 12 months of operation to detect any deficiencies that may require adjustments and make corrections to ensure equipment runs properly and efficiently over the longer-term.  The contract is valued at $257,000.

It is already government practice that new provincial buildings such as schools, hospitals, court and corrections facilities, and office buildings meet a high energy-efficiency standard. Government buildings must meet a minimum LEED silver rating as determined by the Canada Green Building Council.

Expansion at Dartmouth General Hospital Moving Forward

October 5, 2016

Government awarded the contract today, Oct. 5, for construction management services for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation project to PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

The planned expansion and renovations are part of the QEII redevelopment project and include construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms to replace four existing operating rooms and adding four more, and extensive upgrades to outpatient and diagnostic imaging areas. This is in addition to work already underway on the third and fourth floors.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.

"The Dartmouth General Hospital expansion project is a key part of modernizing our provincial health system and better connecting Nova Scotians with the care they need," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan.

"We have asked the project partners to keep us informed and updated on each major element of the QEII redevelopment project. These checks and balances are part of our accountability to Nova Scotians to ensure the overall project and project costs are managed closely."

The cost estimate for the entire Dartmouth General Hospital project remains between $132 million and $138 million, announced earlier this spring.

"This is an exciting step forward as we work to expand services at the Dartmouth General Hospital," said Dr. Todd Howlett, site leader at Dartmouth General Hospital and acting medical executive director for Nova Scotia Health Authority's Central Zone. "When completed, Dartmouth General will play a more significant role in providing care to the community of the greater Halifax area.

"We are excited to be part of the transformation of health care within our province."

Once complete, some patients and surgeries that do not require the specialized care provided by the QEII Health Sciences Centre will be moved to Dartmouth. Some others will be provided through outpatient services.

Request for Proposals for QEII Health Care Services Relocation and Enhancement Plan

August 4, 2016

The province is taking an important step to ensure plans for the QEII redevelopment are on the right track.
 
A request for proposals for master planning and programming for all QEII's clinical services was issued Thursday, Aug. 4.
 
This includes the selection of a multi-disciplinary team to work with government and Nova Scotia Health Authority to develop a facility and functional plan for the Halifax Infirmary expansion and renovation, the enhancement of the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Centre, and the development of new community and specialized outpatient centres.
 
"The importance of thorough planning cannot be overstated in the case of health-care infrastructure," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. "This is a large and complex project, and we're bringing in experts to ensure we get it right."
 
The QEII redevelopment project will better connect Nova Scotians to the care they need. It involves the relocation of many health-care services and the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax.
 
The team selected for this stage will provide government and the health authority with recommendations on where best to renovate or construct new buildings, as well as advice on the location of health services and the space required. This work will help ensure long-term health-care needs are met with minimal disruption to patient care through the transition.
 
"The planning we do now will ensure health services are designed to meet the future needs of patients, their families and care teams, and delivered where and how they are needed most," said Janet Knox, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority."
 
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 26. Details of the request for proposals are available at
http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx
 
It is expected to take up to a year to develop a plan and program. Once complete, the province will engage a design consultant team to develop architectural designs.

Next Step Begins for Expansion at Dartmouth General Hospital

July 8, 2016

The province is taking another step to expand and modernize the Dartmouth General Hospital and enhance its role in Nova Scotia's health care system.

A request for proposals for construction management services for the planned expansion and renovations at Dartmouth General Hospital was issued today, July 8.

The services required include advice on the pre-construction planning and scheduling to minimize disruptions to hospital operations.

The planned expansion and renovations involve construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms (replacing four existing operating rooms and adding four more) and extensive upgrades to areas including pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. Construction is expected to begin in the winter of 2017.

The total renovations and expansion at the Dartmouth General Hospital will cost about $138 million. When complete, some patients and surgeries that do not require the specialized care provided by the QEII Health Sciences Centre will be moved to Dartmouth General.

This is part of the QEII Redevelopment project that will better connect Nova Scotians to the care they need. For updates on the project go to: http://QE2redevelopment.ca.

Dartmouth General Hospital 3rd and 4th Floor Renovations

Dartmouth General Phase 2 Renovation Completed

June 23, 2016

3rd Floor East Wing Opens

Thirty-five patients have moved into newly-renovated space at Dartmouth General Hospital.

This is the second unit to be renovated and this marks the halfway point in the renovations to Dartmouth General’s third and fourth floors.

These renovations will enhance care for patients by improving infection control procedures and improving washrooms. New team control centres will enhance the collaboration among members of the care team and better ensure the privacy of patient information. The renovations also include preparatory work for the expansion into the fifth floor.

Hospice Halifax Announcement

May 17, 2016

The Hospice Society of Greater Halifax and Nova Scotia Health Authority have signed an agreement to collaborate on the establishment of a 10-bed residential hospice in Halifax.

The goal is to open the hospice in December, 2017. Hospice Halifax will raise the capital and manage the development of the structure on Francklyn Street in South End Halifax. Current plans propose renovating and joining the two residences on the property (618 and 620 Francklyn St.) to create one 12,750-square foot, 10-bed residential hospice.

Hospice Halifax will launch a capital campaign in the near future to raise the $6 million dollars required for the renovation and development of the hospice residence. You can learn more about the hospice and make a donation by visiting http://hospicehalifax.org/

QEII Redevelopment Launch

Connected Care for Nova Scotians - Redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre

April 21, 2016

Health care needs are evolving and it’s time to change the way we deliver health care. The Centennial and Victoria buildings are aging. Over time, services will be moved elsewhere as we construct a health care system that meets the needs of Nova Scotians for the next 50 years.

Dartmouth General Video

Connected Care for Nova Scotians - Dartmouth General Expansion

April 21, 2016

Dartmouth General Hospital will be expanded as part of the QEII redevelopment, with patient beds and operating rooms added to its current capacity. The expansion of a working hospital is a complex process of planning, design and finally construction involving consultation at each step to ensure it meets health care and physical needs into the future.