A $6-million renovation project has begun at Dartmouth General Hospital in Dartmouth, N.S. Upgrades include wheelchair-accessible patient rooms and bathrooms, new healthcare worker hand-washing sinks in hallways, utility rooms for the cleaning and sterilization of medical equipment, new team stations for staff members, and plumbing and electrical upgrades for a future fifth floor expansion.
“For decades, people have received exceptional care in this hospital, but parts of it have become outdated,” says Leo Glavine, Health and Wellness Minister. “When these renovations are done, patients will have a modern, updated facility where they can be cared for and recover.”
The project is funded through a government investment of $4.5-million, to be delivered over the next two years, and community contributions. PCL Constructors Canada has provided the construction team.
Dartmouth General Hospital opened in 1977 and renovations are expected to be complete by late 2016 or early 2017.
“These renovations we are doing will make such a difference for our patients and our staff,” says Janet Knox, Nova Scotia Health Authority CEO. “A project like this has implications far beyond these walls. As the Nova Scotia Health Authority, our vision is on continuously improving care for all Nova Scotians through a deeply connected system.”