Contract awarded for operating room renovations in Windsor

The provincial government says they've awarded the contract for renovating a second operating room at the Hants Community Hospital.

The Windsor facility currently has just one operating room, and government says a second one will mean 800 more surgeries per year.

PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. will begin the renovations next month, with the OR expected to open early next year.

The project is expected to cost about $3.8 million.