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Maintaining and renewing our infrastructure

Shelburne’s New Collaborative Health Centre

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Work continues on the new collaborative health centre being built next to Roseway Hospital. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2018.

The new collaborative health centre has been specially designed for a family practice team made up of four family physicians, three nurse practitioners, family practice nurses and support staff. The design lets in plenty of natural light, and allows for good flow of patients and providers throughout the space to make it easier to connect and consult for the best patient care.

While the new health centre is being completed, the Shelburne family practice team has been seeing patients in a space in Roseway Hospital.

NSHA is grateful for the support of the Municipality of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne, the Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation and the Department of Health and Wellness for the funding they have committed toward the project and for their ongoing support.

Satellite dialysis unit in Glace Bay

Work continues on the design phase for a new satellite dialysis unit at Glace Bay Hospital.

The six-station unit was announced by the province in April 2017. It complements the main dialysis unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney as well as satellite units in North Sydney, Inverness and Evanston near Port Hawkesbury. Patients from Glace Bay and nearby communities currently travel to Sydney for dialysis.

Planning for the project’s design phase started in January 2018. A committee that includes staff and physicians with the renal program, NSHA’s building infrastructure team and representatives from the provincial departments of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Health and Wellness, are doing the planning. The committee is working with the design team and architects to ensure the satellite unit meets care standards and the clinical needs of both the renal team and patients.

There are 175 people on dialysis in NSHA’s Eastern zone; 39 of those patients are from the Glace Bay area.

Funding for part of the project comes from the estate of the late Thomas Peach of Glace Bay, who left $1.9 million with the intent of helping establish dialysis services in the community.