Tender issued for renovations at Dartmouth General Hospital

The first construction tender has been issued for a multimillion-dollar renovation project at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Provincial officials say the tender is for site services, excavation, underground services, foundations and structural concrete for the new addition and a new emergency generator building.

It also includes renovation of the loading dock area, elevators for the new addition and relocation of the bulk oxygen storage tanks.

The work will result in space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, plus eight new operating rooms to replace four existing rooms, as well as extensive upgrades to outpatient and diagnostic imaging.

The cost estimate for the entire project is between $132 million and $138 million.

The work is part of the QEII redevelopment project, which also includes projects at the Halifax Infirmary, Hants Community Hospital and other sites that will support the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildigns in Halifax.