Nova Scotia chooses P3 process to build new health facilities in Cape Breton
Nova Scotia has selected a public-private partnership, or P3 model, to build new health facilities and long-term care facilities in Cape Breton that they announced last year.
The province says a consulting firm will be hired in the next few weeks to lead the process — similar to the redevelopment of the QEII in Halifax.
North Sydney, N.S., and New Waterford, N.S., will see new long-term care facilities as part of the redevelopment while North Sydney will see the construction of a new laundry centre.
The province says that the P3 model will allow them to tender the project as quickly as possible once the new facilities are designed.
Construction of a new emergency department, critical care department and cancer centre at the existing Cape Breton Regional Hospital will follow a traditional approach.
The province says an RFP for design services was issued on March 27, 2019.
All of the facilities will continue to be operated by the NSHA.
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Nova Scotia says more details on the facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford will be announced soon.
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