Opened in 1986, Glace Bay Hospital is a community hospital that serves Glace Bay, Dominion, Reserve Mines, Donkin, Port Morien, and surrounding areas. It currently has 44 acute care beds and 18 long-term care beds on 4North, a transitional long-term care unit.
Renovated emergency department
- Renovation of emergency department will increase space by an estimated 30%.
- A new Community-Based Paramedic Program will be launched in CBRM.
- About 1,600 surgeries will move from Northside General and/or New Waterford Consolidated hospitals.
More hospital beds
- The number of beds will increase as they move from Northside General and/or New Waterford Consolidated hospitals.
- The number and mix of beds will be determined by the functional plan.
- Planning is already underway to add a six-station satellite renal dialysis unit to Glace Bay Hospital, which will enhance and complement services provided at other facilities in Cape Breton.
Community-based services like mental health and addictions, diabetes education, and day clinics will continue and be enhanced.
Blood and specimen collection and processing and diagnostic imaging (x-rays and ultrasound) to continue. Endoscopy (colonoscopy, gastroscopy) will also continue. Some procedures will move to the new Community Health Centre in North Sydney.