DGH Day Surgery and PACU Opening

Wednesday December 16, 2020

On December 15, 2020, Dartmouth General Hospital’s new Day Surgery and post-anaesthesia care unit opened for patient care.

Perioperative services at Dartmouth General have been undergoing a revitalization since 2017 when ground broke on a new addition. In fall 2019, the hospital opened four new operating rooms and created the Smithers Centre for Orthopaedic Care. 


The new space features 18 post-anesthesia care bays, 12 flex bays and eight self-contained privacy rooms for patients preparing for surgery. The benefits of the new space include flexible, open space with improved sight lines for staff; increased patient privacy and improved patient care experience; and a design that specifically supports Dartmouth’s increased orthopaedic surgery cases


The QEII New Generation project is working to create new care spaces that allow teams to be at their best, collaborate more, and deliver the best patient care experience possible.

Through expanding operating room and diagnostic imaging capacity, the hospital will be able to provide more care to Dartmouth and its surrounding community.

For more about this project, visit Nova Scotia Health.