New Hospital in North Cumberland

Tuesday September 29, 2020

A new hospital in Pugwash will mean better access to health care for residents in the North Cumberland region.

Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority are moving ahead with plans to replace the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey was in Pugwash on Sept. 29, to unveil a sign on the new hospital’s future site.


“We are making the infrastructure investments we need for a healthier province,” said Mr. Delorey. “Building a modern hospital will allow us to better meet the needs of the community for years to come.”

The new facility will include primary, urgent and outpatient care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, outpatient clinics like physiotherapy and inpatient/palliative care for residents of Pugwash and surrounding communities.

Government will invest $25.5 million to complete the remaining design work, finalize the land acquisition, build the facility and a new helicopter pad.


Quick Facts:

  • Preparation of detailed construction drawings and specifications is underway.
  • A tender for construction is expected early in the new year, with construction starting in next spring.
  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital opened in 1966.