Construction is underway for expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital

Construction is underway for the expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital. 

The province says the project aims to help improve health-care services for patients by adding 48 beds on the fifth floor of the hospital, eight operating rooms, and making extensive upgrades to areas including pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. 

The second of three tenders for construction services was also issued Tuesday, which is for projects dealing with the exterior of the new additions including masonry, structural steel, metal cladding, and roofing.

The cost estimate for this project remains between $132 million and $138 million.