ER expansions, new location in New Waterford just part of plans
SYDNEY, N.S. — The project manager overseeing the redevelopment of health-care facilities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality said Friday he couldn’t be happier with how the project is proceeding.
“I am very happy with where we are right now. Things are going really well,” said Roy MacDonald, manager of project management services with Nova Scotia Lands Inc.
The multi-year project, first announced in 2018, will see the redevelopment of facilities in Sydney, New Waterford, Glace Bay and North Sydney and comes with an estimated cost of $500 million, of which $70 million has been expended to date.
“Things have gone remarkably smooth so far,” said MacDonald, noting it will be another five to seven years before all the components of the massive undertaking are completed.
The Cape Breton Health Care Redevelopment project comprises of an expansion by 40 per cent of the emergency department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney and a doubling in size of the cancer centre.