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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 hospital expansion makes Top 100 projects list

Cape Breton hospital expansion makes Top 100 projects list

From Saltwire: The multi-million-dollar Cape Breton Regional Hospital expansion has made the annual Top100 Projects report published by ReNew Canada Magazine.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion makes list of the Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion makes list of the Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects

From Top 100 Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects: The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion project ranks 80 out of 100. The project—a major component of the CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment Project—a new Clinical Services Building that will house a new, larger emergency department, critical care department, more inpatient beds, surgical suites, maternal/newborn services, and a new cardiac catheterization lab, and a new Energy Centre.

The right START to a bright future

The right START to a bright future

From Saltwire: Paul Duykers, now a Red Seal certified carpenter, remembers the “old school” days of what it was like to be an apprentice.

Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation receives $100,000 donation

Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation receives $100,000 donation

From Saltwire: The Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation is receiving a $100,000 gift, one of its largest donations ever.