Building Tomorrow

Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Opened in 1995, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital is the main referral and trauma centre for Cape Breton Island. It currently has 162 acute care beds, 36 emergency beds, 23 intermediate and critical care beds, 40 maternal child beds, 52 mental health and addictions beds, and nine palliative care beds.

A major expansion of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney will house a new, larger emergency department, cancer centre (which will also double in size and provide a comfortable, supportive centre focused on patients and their families), and critical care department that will include the Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, and Intermediate Care Unit, will have larger patient rooms, more privacy and new, separate spaces for families.

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Other Improvements Include

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New Inpatient Beds

New Surgical Suites

Maternal and Newborn Services

Carl Baillie, P. Eng. – Project Manager, Nova Scotia Lands

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New Cape Breton Cancer Centre

The Cape Breton Cancer Centre opened in 1998 and currently serves more than double the patients for which it was built.

The new, larger centre will provide a more comfortable, supportive centre focused on patients and their families. Technology and additional supports under one roof will enhance the quality of care for patients, closer to home, and reduce the number of visits over the course of treatment.

Other Benefits of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre include:

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Emergency Department

Since the Cape Breton Regional Hospital opened in 1995, the emergency department has been renovated five times to help accommodate more patients and services.

The new emergency department will be larger with more exam and patient rooms. Emergency patients will be able to access services such as CT scanner, x-rays and ultrasound without leaving the department. 

Other Benefits of the Expanded Emergency Department include:

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Critical Care Department

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital is home to the second-largest Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the province. It also has a Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and an Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU).

The new department will be larger in size with more privacy, and new, seperate spaces for families. 

Other Benefits of the Expanded Critical Care Department include:

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Latest Updates

Cape Breton Regional Hospital expanding with $500 million and 400,000 square feet

Cape Breton Regional Hospital expanding with $500 million and 400,000 square feet

From Daily Commercial News: The Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH), the island’s only major health care facility serving a population of just over 100,000, is undergoing its first major expansion since the hospital was built in Sydney in the early 1990s.

$70 million into Cape Breton’s health-care upgrade and project manager says all is well

$70 million into Cape Breton’s health-care upgrade and project manager says all is well

From Saltwire Network – 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.

New access road to be built for Cape Breton Regional Hospital

New access road to be built for Cape Breton Regional Hospital

From Saltwire: SYDNEY, N.S. — Motorists trying to find their way into the Cape Breton Regional Hospital will soon have another option when it comes to navigating entry into the sprawling health care complex.

New Access Road for Cape Breton Regional Hospital

New Access Road for Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Staff, patients and visitors will soon have improved access to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with the construction of a second main access road.