The Government of Nova Scotia announced it is investing more than $3.8 million for renovations to the Halifax Infirmary as part of the ongoing redevelopment and expansion of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
To allow for the construction of a new inpatient building at the Halifax Infirmary, the mechanical and electrical services at the Robie Street entrance will be relocated and the parkade on Robie Street will also be demolished. The new Summer Street parkade will be completed this spring.
Renovations to the Summer Street entrance, interior and exterior, are needed as it will become the main entrance of the Halifax Infirmary during the expansion project.
The two entrances will be open during their renovations. The Robie Street entrance will be closed when the Summer Street entrance is complete. The Summer Street entrance will be the main entrance.
“The QEII New Generation project will ensure modern, high-quality facilities so Nova Scotians get the care they deserve, and healthcare professionals will have state-of-the-art places to provide that care,” said Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson.
- The expanded Halifax Infirmary site, the heart of the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, will have modern facilities and advanced technologies to handle the most complex care in Atlantic Canada;
- Expansion benefits include reduced wait times, improved access to care and additional research and teaching opportunities to help recruit and retain healthcare professionals; and
- The government is making the most significant infrastructure investment in Nova Scotia history to modernize healthcare facilities in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Halifax Regional Municipality, Bridgewater, Pugwash and other communities across the province.