Nova Scotia announced funding for seven projects that will renovate and rehabilitate several healthcare and long-term care facilities across the province.
The projects will see upgrades and repairs to hospitals and health care centres, these include the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Glace Bay Hospital, Nova Scotia Hospital and Veterans Memorial Building, Valley Regional Hospital, and Aberdeen Hospital.
The investments will also allow for important upgrades at 33 long term care facilities across the province. In total, 39 projects will undergo building and system upgrades to improve living environments and increase safety for residents and staff.
The Government of Canada is investing over $11.4 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 $2.8 million.
“COVID-19 has exposed serious needs in our health and long-term care services, and our government is partnering with provinces and territories to close those gaps now,” stated Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and MP for South Shore-St. Margarets. “Through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, we’re going to make critical repairs and upgrades to forty health and long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia. Canada’s infrastructure plan will continue to invest in thousands of projects, to create jobs across the country and build safer, more livable communities in every region of this country.”
“These infrastructure upgrades are about keeping our communities healthy and safe now and in the future,” added Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health and Wellness. “Nova Scotia is proud to partner with the Government of Canada in this investment that will improve quality of care for many Nova Scotians across the province.”
Featured image: Colchester East Hants Health Centre.