New school, health centre, nursing home hub announced for New Waterford
The Premier has announced that Breton Education Centre in New Waterford will be replaced and will share a site with new, modern health-care facilities.
Stephen McNeil says, "A community hub model is an exciting and innovative opportunity for New Waterford because it brings community resources together in one place."
The Grade 6 to 12 facility is 48 years old and government says a consultation determined that replacement was the best option.
The new community centre is expected to provide the same services as the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, including x-rays and ultrasounds, blood collection, cardiac services, counselling, and space for after-hours clinics.
Government says the new 60-bed long-term care home adds 36 new beds to the community.
Construction is planned to begin in fall 2020.