The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton is in line for $200 million in upgrades, reports CBC News.
Health Minister Ted Flemming said spending cuts and other savings have allowed the department to free up enough cash for the renovation program. Asked how an expenditure of that size could be justified in a time of government restraint, Flemming said, “We are not out of the health-care business.
“We are in the health-care business. We are in the health-care business with efficiency, with a new sense of purpose.”
The hospital opened in 1976. It has 315 in-patient beds.