Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority are improving cancer care by relocating the province's busiest lab where chemotherapy treatment is prepared.
As part of the QEII New Generation project, the province has approved about $4.6 million to move the Halifax lab from the Victoria Building to the Dickson Building on the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
The new lab will be bigger, modern and have new technology and equipment to better meet the current and future growing demands.
Construction is expected to start this spring and will take over a year to complete.
The QEII Health Sciences Foundation is contributing an additional $2 million towards equipment for the lab.