Health Infrastructure

  • Investing $4 billion over five years to support the largest healthcare redevelopment projects in Nova Scotia’s history.
  • Completing the QEII New Generation Project to create new operating rooms, cancer centre, and outpatient centre.
  • Completing the CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment Project to expand emergency departments, improve the cancer centre, strengthen the critical care ward, add 60 new LTC beds, and implement a community based paramedic program
  • Revitalizing infrastructure across the province with projects in each health zone.

At the core of our healthcare system, the physical infrastructure underpinning the delivery of critical services Nova Scotians depend on is being modernized.

From our rural emergency departments, specialty units, operating rooms and major centres of excellence, the Liberal Government has made once-in-a-generation, multi-year and multi-billion-dollar investments to ensure that our hospitals can provide high-quality care in communities across the province.

These investments are essential to improving access to care and delivering services in the most efficient manner possible. Upgrading our infrastructure is an essential component of supporting our health care professionals; providing state-of-the-art facilities ensures that Nova Scotia remains a competitive, innovative, and an attractive place for clinical staff to practice medicine, enhancing our physician recruitment and retention efforts.

Our Liberal Government has committed over $2 billion to support the largest healthcare redevelopment projects in the province’s history:

  • $178.2M in 2021/22
    • QEII New Generation Project
      • New operating rooms, cancer centre, outpatient centre
    • CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment Project
      • Expanded emergency departments at CB Regional,
      • Glace Bay Hospital
      • Improved cancer centre
      • Critical care ward
      • 60 new long-term care beds
      • Community-based paramedic program
  • Budget 2021 added $95.5 million for construction, repair, and renewal of hospitals and medical facilities across the province
  • A new pediatric Emergency Department at the IWK.
  • Renovating the Emergency Department, endoscopy unit, addition of new dialysis units and MRI at the South Shore Regional Hospital.
  • Dialysis projects complete in Glace Bay and Dartmouth General, and in development at Kentville, Digby, Halifax, and Bridgewater
  • Replacing the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash.