Backgrounder: Canada and Nova Scotia invest in healthcare and long term care facilities to respond to the impacts of COVID-19

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Nova Scotia invest in healthcare and long term care facilities to respond to the impacts of COVID-19

Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support healthcare and long term care infrastructure improvement projects throughout Nova Scotia.

The Government of Canada is investing over $11.4 million dollars in these projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in CanadaInfrastructure Program. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $2.8 million.

Project information

Health Care Projects

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Cape Breton

Glace Bay Hospital Building Upgrades

Building upgrades will restore fire separations in selected building locations to enhance fire safety.

$88,000

$22,000

Colchester

Colchester East Hants Health Centre Energy Upgrades

Upgrades to the heat recovery devices, heat pumps, system automation, monitoring technology, and solar installations will reduce energy costs and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

$792,000

$198,000

Cumberland

Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Upgrades to the building's system automation and monitoring technology will reduce energy costs and decrease greenhouse has emissions.

$400,000

$100,000

Halifax

Nova Scotia Hospital and Veterans Memorial Building Repairs

Restoration of roofing systems in two Halifax Regional Municipality hospital buildings will enhance and protect roof structures.

$140,000

$35,000

Kings

Valley Regional Hospital Laundry Upgrade

Increased hospital laundering capacity will directly support patient care and infection control.

$56,000

$14,000

Pictou

Aberdeen Hospital Building Upgrades

Upgrades to the medical air system compressor and control panels; laundry electrical service rewiring, and water distribution system piping, valves and filters will improve patient safety by improving the air quality and mitigating fire risks.

$156,000

$39,000

Yarmouth

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) Energy Upgrades

Upgrades to the building control systems, including heat recovery devices, heat pumps, steam traps and system automation and monitoring, will reduce energy costs and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

$432,800

$108,200

Long Term Care Projects

Location

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Antigonish

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home - Facility Upgrades

Upgrades to the current wander guard system and replacement of all handrails within the facility will increase resident safety and the new handrails will reduce the chance of infection.

$108,096

$27,024

Arichat

St. Anne Centre - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the existing counters and sinks in the resident's washrooms, the expansion of the facility's dining room with two new spaces and the replacement of the flooring in corridors of the building will provide a safer and more sanitary environment for residents.

$941,896

$235,474

Barrington

Bay Side Home - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of ventilation systems and four outside doors including maglocks and wandering system will provide a safe, accessible and healthy environment for residents.

$564,280

$141,070

Bedford

Northwood Bedford Incorporated - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the exterior siding and flooring in high traffic areas will increase safety for residents and staff.  

$737,620

$184,405

Berwick

Grand View Manor - Replace Boilers

Replacement of two boilers to increase the system's performance and provide a safer working environment for staff.

$208,236

$52,059

Bridgetown

Mountain Lea Lodge - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the facility's bottom floor windows and doors in addition to enlarging the single interior freight door and installing new double doors will make for better and easier access to goods.

$82,736

$20,684

Bridgewater

Hillside Pines Home for Special Care - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the sprinkler piping system will improve fire safety.

$441,600

$110,400

Bridgewater

Hillside Pines Home for Special Care - Dining Room Expansion

Expansion of the existing dining room to accommodate all residents while allowing for proper social distancing.

$469,200

$117,300

Caledonia

North Queens Nursing Home - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of all handrails within the facility to increase cleanliness and safety for residents and staff. 

$18,400

$4,600

Chester

Shoreham Village - Repair underground wastewater main

Restoring of the underground sanitary wastewater piping system. This will ensure uninterrupted services and sanitation of the facility's private water supply.

$480,000

$120,000

Conway

Tideview Terrace - New PPE Storage Building

A new PPE storage building will be built to increase storage for PPE and other equipment, furniture and supplies. This will increase space for staff and residents.

$136,000

$34,000

Conway

Tideview Terrace - Facility Upgrades

Redesign of the entrance and an installation of a new entry/exit point into the building. A new separate entrance will ensure accessibility and safety of the residents.

$67,200

$16,800

Dayton

Villa St. Joseph du Lac - Exterior PPE storage

Construction of an exterior storage space to store PPE and other pandemic related supplies and equipment. This new storage space will increase space in the facility. 

$117,908

$29,477

Glace Bay

Seaview Manor - PPE Storage Addition

Addition of storage for PPE and other pandemic related equipment. This addition will allow for a greater capacity of PPE to be kept onsite and ensure greater safety measures for staff and residents. 

$378,000

$94,500

Glenwood

Nakile Home for Special Care - Facility Upgrades

Renovation of the Main Lounge by subdividing it into three rooms: a resident's lounge; a visiting room for scheduled family visits; and a medical practitioner's office. This will allow residents to cohort while safely distancing. 

$60,800

$15,200

Greenfield

Hillsview Acre - Facility Upgrades

Installation of commercial heat pumps in four residential wings, the dining area and the activity room. This will allow for better airflow and create a comfortable environment for residents and staff year round.

$84,000

$21,000

Halifax

Northwood Halifax Incorporated - Facility Upgrades

Upgrades to the "Manor" building including reconfiguration of the janitors' closets and replacement of the facilities' boilers. This will ensure safety for staff and residents.

$814,740

$203,685

Halifax

Saint Vincent's Nursing Home - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the facility's humidifier to ensure clean air and a safer environment for residents and staff.

$24,632

$6,158

Inverness

Inverary Manor - Replacement of Windows and Humidifiers

Restoration of windows and replacement of three facility humidifiers. This will offer a safer and more comfortable environment for both residents and staff.

$337,259

$84,315

Middle Musquodoboit

Musquodoboit Valley Home for Special Care - Facility Upgrades

Upgrades to the dining rooms within the facility to have an open and accessible space for residents. This will provide room for socially distanced activities for a greater number of residents.

$145,132

$36,283

Musquodoboit Harbour

The Birches - Facility Upgrades

Installation of ductless heat pumps will allow for better air quality and temperature. Additionally, the replacement of the flooring will create a safe environment.   

$315,736

$78,934

Neil's Harbour

Highland Manor - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the existing call bell system, installation of six heat pumps and upgrades to the kitchen. This will create a clean, comfortable and safe environment for residents.

$71,208

$17,802

New Germany

Rosedale Home for Special Care - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the facility's communication system, the sit/stand lift and the Alenti Tub Chair. This will increase safety and security for residents.

$47,980

$11,995

New Waterford

Maple Hill Manor - PPE Storage Garage

Construction of a storage for PPE and other pandemic related equipment. This will clear currently used space in offices and resident areas.

$49,644

$12,411

New Waterford

Maple Hill Manor - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of all exterior doors and renovation of all existing washrooms. This will contribute to the health and safety of residents.

$142,600

$35,650

North Sydney

Northside Community Guest Home - Facility Upgrades

Upgrade and merge three current network video servers into one machine. The new system will provide better security and safety for residents.

$7,412

$1,853

Pictou

Maritime Odd Fellows Home - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the nurse call and communication systems to provide a safer environment for residents and staff.

$189,676

$47,419

Sheet Harbour

Harbourview Lodge - Facility Upgrades

Installation of new energy efficient lighting in the building and replacement of tub and bath chair in bathing suite. This will increase safety for residents and reduce costs.

$161,920

$40,480

Shelburne

Roseway Manor - Facility Upgrades

Remodeling of Central hall, by renovating the Alzheimer Care Unit and replacing the security system. This will increase capacity, functionality, accessibility and overall safety.

$704,068

$176,017

St. Peter's

Richmond Villa - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the siding on the outside of the entire building to ensure a safer and more secure facility.

$535,988

$133,997

St. Peter's

Richmond Villa - New PPE Storage Building

Construction of a new PPE storage building.  The new building will increase storage for PPE and other important equipment.

$82,108

$20,527

Stellarton

Valley View Villa - Facility Upgrades

Installation of new tubs and associated equipment. This will improve hygiene and safety for residents.

$145,956

$36,489

Stellarton

Valley View Villa - Dining Room Upgrades

Creation of new kitchenettes in the facility's two dining rooms to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for residents.

$49,812

$12,453

Sydney

R.C. MacGillivray Guest Home - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of windows, front ramp and the removal and replacement of asbestos tile. This will reduce energy costs while increasing safety for residents.

$410,044

$102,511

Sydney

The Cove - Facility Upgrades

Installation of heat pumps to regulate the temperature and humidity and make the facility more comfortable.

$52,860

$13,215

Tatamagouche

Willow Lodge - Facility Upgrades

Replacement of the existing nurse call system and bathing system in the Barrachois Neighbourhood of the facility. This will ensure the safety and security of residents.

$163,840

$40,960

Tatamagouche

Willow Lodge - Laundry Upgrades

Installation of two sets of commercial washers and dryers to increase capacity and efficiency.

$52,036

$13,009

Windsor

Dykeland Lodge - Facility Upgrades

Installation of Lexan panels in the visitation centre and an automatic entrance door to increase accessibility and safety.

$16,448

$4,112

Windsor

Dykeland Lodge - Facility Upgrades - Phase 2

Installation of Lexan panels to create a safe, distanced environment for residents and their families in the visitation centre of the facility.

$9,448

$2,362

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