The Government of Nova Scotia and The Nova Scotia Health Authority have announced they are moving forward with plans to replace North Cumberland Memorial Hospital which opened in 1966.
Residents of the North Cumberland area will have better access to healthcare at the new hospital in Pugwash.
Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey travelled to Pugwash to unveil a sign on the hospital’s future site.
“Building a modern hospital will allow us to better meet the needs of the community for years to come.” said Mr. Delorey.
The new hospital for North Cumerland will include primary, urgent and outpatient care, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, outpatient clinics for physiotherapy and inpatient/palliative care for residents of Pugwash and surrounding communities.
“This new facility will support the provision of ongoing health care here in Pugwash and surrounding area and meet both the community’s current needs as well as those for decades to come,” said Dr. Brian McFarlane, medical lead for the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital redevelopment project.
“It will also be an important asset in our efforts to recruit health care professionals to the area.”
The province will spend $25.5 to complete the remaining design work, finalize the land acquisition, build the facility and new helicopter pad.