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 Project Information Session

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Project Information Session

Join us for conversations about the Cape Breton Regional project, part of the Cape Breton Healthcare Redevelopment work underway.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab for Cape Breton

Cardiac Catheterization Lab for Cape Breton

From Nova Scotia Government press release: An advanced heart-care service currently available only in Halifax will be part of new expansions at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson announced today, October 7.

Federal government investing in apprenticeship programs for workers in skilled trades

Federal government investing in apprenticeship programs for workers in skilled trades

From Saltwire: The federal government investing more than $28 million into helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Atlantic Canada hire apprentices in Red Seal trades.

New ‘dynamic’ campus will bring change to Sydney, N.S. waterfront

New ‘dynamic’ campus will bring change to Sydney, N.S. waterfront

From Daily Commercial News: Billed as a grand effort to aid downtown revitalization in a city of 31,000, the new Marconi campus on Sydney, N.S.’s waterfront will, when finished, be a spectacular splash in a town that has seen little major urban renewal.