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Colchester East Hants Health Centre Project


Few things are more precious to us than our health and wellbeing and that of our loved ones. That is why the services provided by staff and physicians at Colchester Regional Hospital and through other community programs are so important. It is also the reason so much effort is underway to ensure the hospital’s legacy of delivering quality care and services continues.

Colchester East Hants Health Authority, its staff, physicians, consultants, volunteers and communities are engaged in planning for the exciting Colchester East Hants Health Centre Project now under construction.

The new 124-bed facility, expected to open in the November 2012, will serve more than 73,000 residents of Colchester East Hants and will provide surgical, medical, mental health, intensive care, maternal child services, diagnostic and treatment services, emergency and ambulatory care services and much more including:

  • expanded urology services;
  • new MRI services;
  • a new palliative care unit;
  • a range of ambulatory care services;
  • a helipad for rapid transport when seconds count;
  • enhanced privacy and infection control;
  • and much more

Work on the site, located between James Street and Abenaki Drive in Truro, east of exit 13 on Highway 102, began in the fall of 2007. Mass excavation work and the creation of access roads was completed during the ensuing months, followed by work on the foundations, footings and underground services (water and sewer) during the fall and winter of 2008. The facility was weather tight early in 2010 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012, allowing for the move to the new site in the November 2012.

The lead design team for the project involves Halifax-based Architects WHW Architects Ltd. in partnership with Farrow Partnerships Architects Ltd. of Toronto with support from various sub consultants. Project management services are being provided by Eastin Projects Ltd. and EllisDon Corporation is the construction management firm on the project.

The to our health campaign, aimed at raising the community’s share of the project cost, has realized tremendous successes through the dedicated leadership of the dedicated executive, board and many volunteers of the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation and the generous support of local municipalities, business, individuals and families.

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