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Government Opens Dartmouth General Hospital’s New Main Entrance

A new main entrance will give patients, members of the community and health professionals better access to the Dartmouth General Hospital.

The work is part of the expansion and renovation project with the QEII New Generation project.

“The new entrance is designed to make access to the hospital easier and more welcoming for everyone,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “I’m pleased to see the progress being made with this redevelopment project.”

Mr. Hines was joined by Janet Knox, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority, and Adrienne Malloy, president and CEO of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation today, Dec. 10, to celebrate the milestone.

Along with improving access, the new entrance features a larger, modern registration space with natural light and a covered patient drop-off canopy.

“Dartmouth General Hospital has been caring for its community for over 40 years,” said Ms. Knox. “This expansion and renovation project enhances the services of the Dartmouth General Hospital to our citizens in Dartmouth and beyond.”

Construction continues on the larger expansion and renovation project at Dartmouth General. It will result in the addition of 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight new operating rooms to replace four existing operating rooms, expanded diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and outpatient clinic spaces.

The cost estimate for the project is about $140 million.

“The new front entrance is just the beginning of what is to come as the Dartmouth General is transformed,” said Ms. Malloy. “Our donors to the Above and Beyond campaign have been very generous and now we need others to join us as we push the campaign over the finish line.”

The QEII New Generation project also includes the expansion and renovations at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor and the construction of a new community outpatient centre at Bayers Lake. This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site in Halifax, to prepare for their eventual closure.

For updates on the QEII New Generation project, visit novascotiahealthredevelopment.ca/

Source: Release

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