The QEII New Generation Project has reached a major milestone with the completion of Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovations.

“Dartmouth General Hospital has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility,” said Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson. “It will provide high-quality healthcare services to more Nova Scotians and will help recruit and retain doctors, nurses and other health professionals.”

The new Dartmouth General Hospital has more surgical, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory and inpatient capacity to support both the local community and needs across Central Zone. It also has modern care spaces, improved functionality and flexibility, and more natural light for a better patient experience and work environment.

“This is a brand-new Dartmouth General Hospital,” said Dr. Natalie Cheng, Site Medical Lead, Dartmouth General Hospital. “It’s a bright, modern care facility that will greatly improve the patient and family experience and will allow our health care professionals to optimize the way they provide care. It will continue to be a source of pride for the community for years to come.”

Crews install a pedway across Summer Street that will connect the Summer St. Parkade to the Halifax Infirmary Summer St. entrance, part of the QEII New Generation Project. (Twitter: @NS_PublicWorks)

The Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovations project started in the fall of 2016 and includes:

  • Four new operating rooms, doubling the number of operating rooms and increasing the number of surgeries performed;
  • New clinical space with more exam and procedure rooms;
  • Larger waiting and reception areas and office space;
  • New space with state-of-the-art equipment for cleaning and sterilizing medical instruments;
  • New intensive care unit;
  • New pharmacy;
  • Six more dialysis chairs;
  • Expanded and more accessible parking lot; and
  • New main entrance.

The Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovations project cost about $150 million.

Featured image: (Twitter: @NS_PublicWorks)

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