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.
New emergency department
- New and expanded emergency department that will provide improved flow for staff, physicians and patients.
- Newly renovated space will allow for an increased number of surgeries at the hospital.
- A new six-station satellite renal dialysis unit opened in October 2020, enhancing and complementing services provided at other facilities in Cape Breton.
- Government invested $5.8 million in the unit’s construction. The project was also funded by the estate of the late Thomas Peach of Glace Bay, who left $1.9 million with the intent of helping establish dialysis services in the community.
- Patients will be under the care of nephrologists from Cape Breton Regional Hospital who support satellite units. Two registered nurses, two licensed practical nurses, two renal assistants, and a part-time social worker, pharmacist and dietitian have been hired to support the new clinic.
- The Tom Peach Renal Dialysis Clinic will treat about 24 patients from the community who previously had to travel to Cape Breton Regional Hospital for dialysis.