Cape Breton Regional Hospital
A major expansion of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney will include a new Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Energy Centre and Clinical Services Building that will house a new emergency department, critical care department, inpatient beds, surgical suites and maternal/newborn services.
Nova Scotia Community College
Construction on Nova Scotia Community College’s new, contemporary Sydney Campus began in 2020. The vision of the project is to create a campus with a dynamic learning environment that will attract students from across the province. It will have a modern design, open spaces, state-of-the-art technology, and be built in accordance with accessibility standards and guidelines following the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Program and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) environmental standards.
Glace Bay Hospital
Opened in 1986, Glace Bay Hospital is a community hospital that serves Glace Bay, Dominion, Reserve Mines, Donkin, Port Morien, and surrounding areas. It currently has 44 acute care beds and 18 long-term care beds on 4North, a transitional long-term care unit.
The renovations and additions to the Glace Bay Hospital includes the the emergency department and surgical suites.
New Waterford Community Hub
As part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project, New Waterford and the surrounding area will have a new, modern health centre and a 60-bed long-term care home. Both will be built on the Breton Education Centre school site, along with a new, modern school, creating a community hub. The project also includes 12 (sub-acute) short-stay beds.
The community hub model (health centre, long-term care home, and school) will create hands-on learning opportunities and new programming for students in health-care related fields. It also allows for opportunities to share facilities and maintenance services.
Northside Health Complex
As part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project, Northside residents will have a new, modern health centre and a 60-bed long-term care home. Both will be built in the Northside Business Park, along with a new laundry centre. The project also includes 12 (sub-acute) short-stay beds.
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 1, masonry work will begin at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. This work is being done as part of a project to replace masonry that is original to the hospital. The work is expected to take 10 months to complete.
Construction is underway on the 305,000 square foot Sydney Waterfront Campus in downtown Sydney, Cape Breton. Set to open in September 2024, this new campus will relocate our existing Marconi Campus to the Sydney Waterfront.
Source: Saltwire: As we reach October and into a change of seasons, I want to applaud a change that is taking place in New Waterford. The progress of the ‘New Waterford Community Hub’ project is commendable. The excitement around construction of our new Community Wellness Centre and the new Breton Education Centre (BEC) is growing as more members of the community see the new buildings take shape. This is just the start. There is more to come.
For Cole Walker, a grade 11 student at Breton Education Centre (BEC), he’s not yet sure of the exact path he’ll follow, but there is one thing he knows for certain; his future looks very similar to his Papa’s thanks to an inspiring six months of learning in a skilled trades class, taught by one passionate professor and a community of tradespeople.