When completed, the complete re-development of the QE2 Health Sciences Centre will be the biggest investment in the history of our province.
Included in the blueprint is a massive expansion of the Halifax Infirmary, and a brand new cancer centre that will be built to rival any other on earth. The new QE2 Cancer Centre will include all facilities under one roof, meaning that cancer patients will no longer have to travel between buildings in order to receive their daily care needs.
Although this is a multi-year, and potentially multi-decade project, one aspect has already been completed. Hospice Halifax, the largest hospice in Atlantic Canada, opened last month.
The QE2 Redevelopment may be focused on facilities in Downtown Halifax, but it is not limited to the peninsula. A massive outpatient centre is going to be built in Bayer’s Lake, which will treat most all medical conditions that don’t require a long stay at the hospital.
These new facilities will allow Halifax to become a healthcare hub. We already have some of the best medical schools in Canada, and some of the best research institutions. These investments will undoubtably allow more world-class research and development to take place in Halifax.
John Grant – urbanhfx.com