Government knows that the availability and delivery of health services have a significant impact on the quality of life of the people of this province. An efficient, well-functioning health-care system plays a central role in the well-being of New Brunswickers.
As part of its 2017-18 capital budget, government committed to continue to make the necessary investments in infrastructure to provide quality health care to New Brunswickers that is effective, efficient, and supportive to positive health-care outcomes. Government also committed to making these investments where they are needed in both urban and rural New Brunswick, further evidence of its commitment to protect rural hospitals from closure.
Saint John Regional Hospital
- An estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital.
- In 2017-18, $775,000 will be invested to begin the work on the functional programming, conceptual design and construction documentation planning for the renovations and upgrades to the surgical unit, oncology and ICU.
- The redevelopment and renovations are expected to take place over the next five years.
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital
- An estimated $200 million will be invested in an expansion of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.
- In 2017-18, $8.1 million will go towards continuing design and engineering work, which began with a $2.5-million investment in the 2016-17 fiscal year. Construction is to begin in 2018 and be completed by 2025.
- The project consists of a three-storey addition, which will include a new surgical suite and recovery room, as well as separate units for day surgery, intensive care, ambulatory procedures, central sterile reprocessing, specimen collection and clinical records. A gynecology, maternal and newborn unit will also be part of the new addition.
Chaleur Regional Hospital
- The provincial government is investing $217 million for the construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital to address space shortages, primarily in patient care units.
- The entire construction and renovation project is expected to create a total of 2,126 direct and indirect jobs over the construction period and will be completed by December 2023.
The Moncton Hospital
- The provincial government will invest nearly $35 million in the Moncton Hospital to help build separate units for neonatal intensive care, maternity and newborns, as well as relocate and improve the hospital’s cardiac care areas. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre
- The provincial government is investing over $100 million to build an addition of a new surgical suite at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.
- Nearly $20.3 million will be invested to continue the project as part of the 2017-18 capital budget.
- The expansion will house a new surgical suite, recovery room, a day surgery unit, an intensive care unit, a step-down unit, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and central sterile reprocessing. Work is expected to be completed by 2020-21.
Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth
- Government will invest $14.4 million to build the new Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth in Campbellton on the site of the former Restigouche Hospital Centre.
- The 15-bed centre will assist youth with complex needs by providing them with access to services that they are not able to attain in New Brunswick at the present time.
- Construction begins in fall 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2018.
- Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre
- Government invested over $5 million to create the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre which provides integrated health service delivery, education and research in a primary health-care setting.
- The Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick formed a partnership to create the health centre. In addition to providing interdisciplinary primary health care, the health centre will advance exploration and innovation in community-based health service delivery and applied health research.
Paquetville Health Centre
- The provincial government will invest $522,000 to expand and renovate the Paquetville Health Centre.
- The provincial government estimates this investment will increase the centre’s life span by 20 years.
- The design of the project began in 2016 and construction should be completed in December 2017.
- The provincial government will invest $7.65 million to restore, preserve and protect critical infrastructure at the Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital in Perth-Andover.
- This investment will allow for the demolition of the flood-prone section of the hospital that has been condemned since 2012 as well as the construction and equipping of an essential services building on higher ground.
- The new essential services building built as part of this project will:
- minimize the risk of flooding of the utilities and evacuation, and minimize the risk of injury or death;
- upgrade systems that were exposed to water, dampness and humidity that have shortened and vulnerable life expectancy; and
- allow energy efficiencies with reduced travel distance for utilities and new mechanical piping.
- Once the project is completed, the provincial government will be seeking cost recovery through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements with Public Safety Canada.
Miramichi Regional Hospital
- · In 2015-16, the provincial government invested $1.3 million in capital improvements at the Miramichi Regional Hospital to establish a new isolation room in the concentrated care unit (CCU) and replace of a pair of emergency power generators.
- The provincial government invested more than $1.6 million to modernize the lagoon treating wastewater from the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital.
- A new ventilation system was installed in the summer of 2016, allowing the lagoon to treat the hospital’s current wastewater as well as any that will be generated by future development.
- The project, which started in 2015, was completed in October 2016.
Updated: August 2017
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