It was a milestone week for a $1 billion Cape Breton construction project.
Construction has now begun on a new eight-storey clinical services building at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital that will be home to new emergency and critical care departments, eight new surgical suites, two, 36-bed in-patient rooms (all private), maternal/newborn services and a cardiac catheterization lab.
“This is one of the most expensive projects ever in Nova Scotia and among the top 100 across Canada,” said Nicholas Goodine, senior director of Cape Breton Regional Municipality Health Care Infrastructure with Build Nova Scotia.
The project involves four hospital locations – Sydney, North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford. The total value for the entire project is estimated at $1 billion of which $125 million has been spent to date.