May 14, 2014 12:36 pm

Province approves $7M funding for Halifax, Dartmouth hospitals

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says it is moving ahead with $7 million in design work to expand and improve two major Halifax-area hospitals.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the province has approved the second stage of design work on the Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Renovations to the third and fourth floors of the Dartmouth General will also move ahead.

The work will include specific plans for the renovation of the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Dartmouth General Hospital, along with building a new tower for eight new operating rooms and will also includes renovations and an operating tower at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII.

This cost will be shared with the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation.

The province will contribute $5.25 million, with the foundations contributing the remaining $1.75 million.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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