Work Continues On NW Hospital Sprinkler System
The Nova Scotia Health Authority says a contractor is now on site preparing to install a sprinkler system at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
The project was planned based on the recommendation of the fire marshall, and a contract was awarded to Sydney-based Brilun Construction on June 27th.
The project required 13 patients from the hospital’s second floor medical unit to be moved to the Regional Hospital, a move the Health Authority says was completed last month.
The authority says planning is now underway for work in the OR area, and surgeries will be suspended after July 8th to allow the work to be done.
During Phase I of the project, the Diabetes Education Centre will be located on the hospital’s first floor, while visiting specialists and clinics, including the Well Women’s Clinic, will use the Ambulatory Care Department.
Phase I is expected to cost about 300,000 dollars and run until September.