The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will use a design-build-finance-maintain approach to build new community health centres and new long-term care facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment project. This work will also include a new laundry centre in North Sydney.

A consulting firm will be hired in the next few weeks to lead the P3 process, similar to the QEII New Generation project. This will ensure government is ready to go to tender as quickly as possible once the planning of these new facilities is complete.

While the facilities will be built using the design-build-finance-maintain approach, the expanded services will continue to be operated by the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The new emergency department, critical care department, and cancer centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital announced last month will follow a traditional build approach. A request for proposal for design services for that part of the project was issued on March 27.

More details on the new facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford will be announced soon.

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