Thursday, January 16, 2014

Queens General Health Project Behind Schedule

The Queens General Health Project is behind schedule. Contractors informed South Shore Health this week that the project is delayed by roughly three to five months. The project was expected to be complete early this year. CEO Dr. Peter Vaughan says the delay is being caused by a lack of materials and human resources to do the job.

Vaughan says it's disappointing news for staff, but work will continue at a slower pace. Construction of the new medical unit and primary health care centre began in October 2012. The project includes the redevelopment of the 22-bed in-patient unit at Queens General Hospital. South Shore Health is expecting to receive the facility in May. They expect time for off-gassing before they move in sometime in July.