Site Chosen for New Community Outpatient Centre

As Liberals, we understand access to quality health care is crucial. We also know the importance of offering services closer to home, to make things more convenient for patients and their families.

Today, we were proud to announce a site has been chosen for a new Community Outpatient Centre, which is part of the QEII redevelopment project. The centre will be built in the Bayers Lake Industrial Park. Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement today.

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

This news is important for patients travelling from rural areas and those who live off the Halifax peninsula, who will be able to go to appointments without having to worry about traffic or parking. It’s a huge part of how your Liberal government is meeting the needs of patients and making care easier to access in a convenient, less intimidating, community setting.

The Community Outpatient Centre represents a big shift in how our province must organize our infrastructure to meet the needs of patients for decades to come.