The Government of Nova Scotia has announced the next phase of the QEII New Generation project. EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare was awarded a $259.4-million contract to design, build, finance, and maintain for 30 years the new Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, Halifax.
“The Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake is an important component of the QEII New Generation project that will provide a more effective and convenient location for Nova Scotians travelling for outpatient care, treatment, and diagnosis,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
“We were pleased with the quality of submissions from all three proponents. EllisDon is an experienced, highly qualified company that will deliver a high-quality outpatient centre on time and on budget.”
The Community Outpatient Centre will offer several services that do not require a hospital setting. Those potential services may include an initial visit with a specialist, post-surgery or post-treatment follow-up, blood collection and X-rays.
The new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre will include:
- space for primary care services to be delivered by a health-care team such as doctors, nurses and other health professionals
- clinics such as physio and occupational therapy, high blood pressure, diabetes and orthopaedic assessment
- 17 examination rooms
- 24 dialysis stations
- diagnostic imaging (x-rays and ultrasounds)
- blood collection
- post-surgery or post-treatment follow-up appointments
- an expected 28,000 clinic visits and 30,000 x-ray and blood collection visits each year
In May 2019, three companies qualified to bid on the Community Outpatient Centre: Bird Integrated Health Partners, Community Health Partners, and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare.
Other components of the QEII New Generation project include: Halifax Infirmary expansion (new Cancer Centre, Outpatient Centre, Inpatient Centre, and Innovation and Learning Centre), Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation and new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.
Construction of the new Outpatient Centre will start this fall and is expected to be completed in August 2023.