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Next Steps for QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary Renovations

Government is taking another step to renovate the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s facilities to improve access and care for Nova Scotians for the next 50 years.

A request for proposals for construction management services for the planned renovations at the Halifax Infirmary was issued today, Nov.30.

The services required include advice on the pre-construction planning, management services of construction work, as well as scheduling to minimize disruptions to daily operations at the hospital.

Province Purchases Halifax CBC/Radio-Canada Bell Road Building

The province announced the purchase of the CBC/Radio-Canada building on Bell Road in Halifax, today, Nov. 2, as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

"With the CBC/Radio Canada building's close proximity to the Halifax Infirmary, it made sense to pursue the purchase as we move forward with the redevelopment project," said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "The purchase of this building will provide options for the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site."

Hospice Halifax Construction Underway

Construction of Halifax’s first purpose-built facility to provide end-of-life care and family support is now underway with an anticipated fall 2018 opening for Hospice Halifax.

Hospice Halifax board chair Dr. Jane Henderson said, “After years of planning and months of site preparation, it is enormously gratifying for everyone involved to see the hospice physically taking shape. In a year’s time, Hospice Halifax will be a reality, providing specialized care to the dying and compassionate support to their loved ones.”

New CT Scanner for Dartmouth General Hospital

More than 16,000 Nova Scotians will continue to receive reliable diagnosis and treatment thanks to government approval for a new CT scanner at Dartmouth General Hospital.

“The CT scanner is used every day in the hospital for emergency patients and others with serious illness or injury,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness. “It’s a key piece of equipment that physicians and other health-care workers rely on to diagnose and treat patients.”

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