Government is another step closer to construction on the third and fifth floors of the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary.
The construction management services contract was awarded today, March 28, to Lindsay Construction Limited, Dartmouth, as part of the QEII redevelopment project.
Lindsay Construction Limited will advise on the construction planning, management services of construction work, as well as scheduling to minimize disruptions to daily operations at the hospital.
The fifth floor renovations will result in Atlantic Canada’s first hybrid operating room. This operating room will be equipped with advanced imaging equipment used during the most complex surgeries.
Renovations to the third floor will include two new interventional suites that will equip physicians with the tools to perform image-guided procedures such as removing a blood clot in a patient experiencing a stroke.
Work to the third and fifth floor is expected to start this summer with a total estimated cost of $32 million, as announced earlier this month. The QEII Foundation has also made fundraising for the hybrid operating room a priority as part of its “From the Heart” campaign. Its goal is to contribute $4 million from this campaign that will fund equipment and technology for the new operating room.
Planning is also underway for the larger expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site as part of the QEII redevelopment project.
Along with work at the Halifax Infirmary site, the QEII redevelopment project includes an expansion and renovations at the Dartmouth General Hospital, and the construction of a new community outpatient centre in Bayers Lake. Most recently, the project reached its first milestone opening one new and one renovated operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.
The redevelopment project will allow services to be moved out of the Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre supporting their eventual closure.
For updates on the QEII redevelopment project, visit http://QE2redevelopment.ca .