The redevelopment of South Shore Regional Hospital will expand the footprint of the existing hospital by almost 30%, and will provide bright, modern, functional new spaces that include a new Emergency Department, renewed and enlarged Endoscopy and Day Surgery Units, a new Dialysis and a MRI.

By the Numbers

OVERALL SIZE Currently 170,000 sq. ft. Increase of 48,705 sq. ft. = 218,705 sq. ft. (28.65% expansion)

OVERALL COST $115.7 million overall cost

Facility Additions

TWO-STOREY ADDITION will house a new Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care, Endoscopy Unit and Dialysis Unit, in addition to four Ambulance Bays.

SINGLE STOREY ADDITION will be home to the new MRI Diagnostic Imaging Unit.

TWO SMALLER ADDITIONS will be built to accommodate essential upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems.


The Emergency Department will roughly triple in size and incorporate functional new space for triage, examination, trauma, mental health, decontamination, negative air pressure and isolation, and other critical health services.

Increasing the number of exam rooms from 14 to 20.

A completely new road to the HeliPad will enable faster ambulance access for life flight services, and a safer pedestrian environment.

The new Dialysis Unit will enable renal patients to be treated here in Lunenburg County.

A new MRI Suite will incorporate all necessary support spaces, from assessment and patient preparation to private patient change area.

Expanded Endoscopy and Day Surgery will better support local patients needing a wide array of diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Weather-protected Ambulance Bayswill improve patient comfort and privacy when arriving by ambulance.

Systems upgrades will target LEED Silver level certification, be more environmentally friendly, and efficient to operate. Space for charging electric vehicles will be incorporated.

Construction will be phased over 4 years, from Spring 2021 through 2025.