Friday, March 22, 2019

Dartmouth construction firm awarded $32-million renovation project at the Halifax Infirmary

A Dartmouth construction firm will manage a $32-million renovation project at the Halifax Infirmary.

Lindsay Construction was awarded the contract to oversee construction on the third and fifth floors of the hospital on Robie Street, the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal said in a news release Wednesday.

Lindsay will advise on the construction planning, management services of construction work, as well as scheduling to minimize disruptions to daily operations at the hospital.

“The fifth floor renovations will result in Atlantic Canada’s first hybrid operating room,” the release said. “This operating room will be equipped with advanced imaging equipment used during the most complex surgeries.”

The third-floor renovations will include two new interventional suites, which will equip physicians with the tools to perform image-guided procedures such as removing a blood clot in a patient experiencing a stroke.

The QEII Foundation hopes to raise $4 million for the hybrid operating room project, the release said.

The work is part of redevelopment across the QEII Health Sciences Centre complex, which will include a larger expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site.

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