Nova Scotia invests $25M for new hospital in North Cumberland region
PUGWASH, N.S.—The Nova Scotia government says it will invest about $25 million to replace the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
Health Minister Randy Delorey said Sept. 29 in a news release the new hospital in Pugwash, N.S., about 170 kilometres north of Halifax, will better serve residents of the region.
Delorey says the province will spend $25.5 million to complete the remaining design work, finalize the land acquisition and build the facility, which he says will include a helicopter pad.
The new hospital will accommodate primary, urgent and outpatient care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging and inpatient palliative care.
A tender for the building contract is expected early in the new year, with construction starting next spring.
The North Cumberland Memorial Hospital opened in 1966.