Newly Constructed Helipad Reopens at Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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May 15, 2024 – Yesterday the newly constructed helipad opened at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

 To accommodate construction as part of the CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment Project, EHS LifeFlight helicopter services were temporarily moved to the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. Now that construction and certification of the helipad is complete, EHS LifeFlight helicopter services can resume at the hospital.

Thank you to staff, physicians, EHS and Canadian Helicopters Limited who helped us reach this important milestone.

The project at the Regional Hospital includes building a new Cape Breton Cancer Centre, Energy Centre and a Clinical Services Building that will house a new emergency department, critical care department, inpatient beds, surgical suites, cardiac catheterization lab, and family/newborn services. For more information on the project, click here.

 Photo descriptions: Members of the CBRM Healthcare Redevelopment team, Build Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health and EHS held a mock exercise to test helipad procedures before reopening the helipad at Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, May 13.