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.
New community health centre
- A new community health centre will replace New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, strengthening primary health services in the area.
- The new centre will include space for a collaborative family practice team (doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals).
- Community-based services like mental health and addictions, public health, diabetes education, and day clinics will continue and be enhanced.
- Blood and specimen collection and diagnostic imaging (x-rays and ultrasounds) will continue. Blood and specimen processing to be done at Cape Breton Regional or Glace Bay Hospital.
- Emergency services, surgical services, and hospital beds will transfer to Cape Breton Regional and Glace Bay hospitals.
New long-term care facility
- Waterford Heights, the current 24-bed licensed community long-term care unit, will be replaced with a new 48-bed (estimated) long-term care facility.