Outpatient Centre (Halifax Infirmary Site)

Background

As part of QEll New Generation, the redevelopment of the Health Sciences Centre, services are being moved out of the aging Victoria, Centennial and Dickson buildings on the VG site.  Those buildings will eventually come down. Care and services will be delivered at other hospitals or new health care facilities being built or renovated, including a new Outpatient Centre at the Halifax Infirmary site. The new centre will deliver most services currently offered at the VG site that don’t require an overnight stay in hospital.  It will also bring outpatient clinics under one roof.

Services

  • Outpatient care including urology, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiac and vascular surgery clinics
  • Specialty services including colonoscopies and oral surgery
  • 18 station dialysis
  • QEII Eye Care Centre - 33 examination rooms and 6 operating rooms
  • Medical Day Care Unit – biopsies, blood transfusions, IV drug therapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging – x-rays, ultrasounds, CT
  • Internal medicine and cardiology

Benefits

  • Improving access to care
  • Reducing the number of visits to the hospital by coordinating appointments
  • Providing access to new equipment and technology which will help advance research and treatments
  • Continuing to provide residents of metro Halifax a convenient location for care
  • Providing modern, state-of-the-art facility to help recruit and retain health professionals

Quick facts

  • In 2017-2018 over 400,000 patients visited the VG site for outpatient care
  • In 2017-2018 nearly 300,000 patients visited the HI site for outpatient care
  • Last year there were 152 dialysis treatments a day at the QEII