Opened in 1954, Northside General Hospital is a community hospital that serves North Sydney, Sydney Mines, and surrounding areas. It currently has 45 acute care beds, 14 licensed transitional long-term care beds, and 22 beds on Taigh Solas, a licensed community long-term care unit.
New community health centre
- A new community health centre will replace Northside General 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.
- Endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) will continue with increase in procedures.
- Emergency services, surgical services, and hospital beds will transfer to Cape Breton Regional and Glace Bay hospitals.
New long-term care facility
- Taigh Solas, the current 22-bed licensed community long-term care unit, will be replaced with a new 48-bed (estimated) long-term care facility.
New laundry facility
- A new laundry centre will be built to serve CBRM hospitals and health centres.