Building Tomorrow

New Waterford Community Hub

Opened in 1963, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital is a community hospital that serves New Waterford and surrounding areas. It currently has 21 acute care beds and 24 nursing home beds on Waterford Heights, a licensed community long-term care unit.

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.

New Waterford Community Hub

Other Improvements Include

CBP Infrastructure Josh

Short-Stay Beds

New Long-Term Care Home

Joshua Wludyka, P. Eng. – Construction Project Manager, Nova Scotia Lands 

New Waterford Community Hub

New Health Centre

The new health centre will replace the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, strengthening primary health services in the area. 

The health component of the New Waterford Community Hub will provide space for physicians and primary health-care teams, X-ray, blood collection, diagnostic imaging, mental health and addictions treatment, public health and many services currently available at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.

About the New Waterford Health Centre

New Waterford Community Hub

New School

Breton Education Centre was built in 1971 and consultation determined replacing the school was the best option. The new school, which includes grades 6 through 12, will feature  gyms to ensure Coal Bowl continues and a new theatre. The outdoor sports fields and recreation spaces are being relocated nearby.

 

“This new educational complex will offer individualized and innovative learning, new technology and the benefits that come with it, support community engagement and the availability of outside resources that will help support and engage students in lifelong learning.”

– Danielle Aucoin, Breton Education Centre Principal

New Waterford Community Hub

Recreation Facilities

To make way for the construction of the new, modern community hub, some recreation facilities in New Waterford are being rebuilt and relocated. 

The artificial soccer field, tennis courts, and three buildings (washrooms and storage) on the Breton Education Centre site are moved to MacKinnon Field.  The grass soccer field at MacKinnon Field is being moved to nearby Colliery Lands Park.

New Waterford Community Hub

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.

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Cardiac Catheterization Lab for Cape Breton

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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.