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.

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Other Improvements Include

CBP Infrastructure Josh

Short-Stay Beds

New Long-Term Care Home

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Latest Updates

Work at New Waterford community hub begins

Work at New Waterford community hub begins

From Saltwire – Work is currently taking place in the area as part of the New Waterford community hub project, which will see a new health centre, long-term care home and school built.

Follow Up: New Waterford Community Hub – Community Engagement Session

Follow Up: New Waterford Community Hub – Community Engagement Session

On December 13, 2021, the Cape Breton Partnership hosted Community Engagement Sessions at Breton Education Centre for the surrounding community on the ongoing New Waterford Community Hub Project. Each session included representatives who shared updates and details on this significant project from architects and designers, as well as team members from CBRM Health Care Redevelopment, Nova Scotia Lands, Nova Scotia Public Works, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council.

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.

Mockups allow Cape Breton medical professionals to see spaces before they’re built

Mockups allow Cape Breton medical professionals to see spaces before they’re built

From Saltwire – It may only look like pieces of coloured tape stuck to the floor but Troy Penney wants you to see windows, doors and medical equipment when you tour through the warehouse area of the former Scotsburn Dairy building on Upper Prince Street where two and three-dimensional mockups of future hospital rooms are temporarily housed.