Nova Scotia Approves $7 Million in Design Work for Two Halifax Hospitals

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Nova Scotia Approves $7 Million in Design Work for Two Halifax Hospitals


Tutton, Michael, The Canadian Press


Design work for hospitals to cost $7 million

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia will spend $7 million on design work to upgrade two Halifax hospitals as part of a project the health minister says could be the department's biggest facility fix over the next half century.

Health Minister Leo Glavine joined Premier Stephen McNeil on Wednesday to announce the second stage of design work on the Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

The $5.25 million in provincial money and $1.75 million from two hospital charities will pay for design and planning of the fifth floor of the Dartmouth General Hospital and a new tower that contains eight new operating rooms. It also covers detailed design for renovations and an operating tower at the Halifax Infirmary.

Glavine said figures have yet to be worked out on the eventual construction costs but they will require a large outlay of provincial money and a fresh fundraising campaign by the two hospital foundations.

"As you know this is a costly endeavour," he said. "This could be the biggest health facility project for the next 50 or 60 years. …

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