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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

Construction begins on new cancer centre in Cape Breton

Construction begins on new cancer centre in Cape Breton

From CTV: Construction is officially underway on a cancer centre that will replace the current facility at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Concrete poured for new Cape Breton cancer centre

Concrete poured for new Cape Breton cancer centre

From Saltwire Network: Watching the first concrete being poured on Friday for Cape Breton’s new cancer centre was an emotional yet satisfying moment for Leah Walsh-Wilton.

Cape Breton Building Trades and Unionized Contractors Give $500,000 to Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign

Cape Breton Building Trades and Unionized Contractors Give $500,000 to Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign

From CB Regional Hospital Foundation: The Cape Breton Building Trades and Unionized Contractors have pledged $500,000 to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign, which will be paid in $100,000 installments over the next five years.

Former Sydney dairy plant transformed into mock hospital

Former Sydney dairy plant transformed into mock hospital

From CBC – Part of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital redevelopment came to life this past week when a mock-up of several departments was constructed in the Sydney building that formerly housed the Scotsburn dairy plant.