FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Health’s capital budget will be $153.2 million in 2022-23.

“Dependable public health care is one of our government’s priorities,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “We need to focus upon addressing the province’s infrastructure deficit while supporting sustainable economic recovery.”

An investment of $103.8 million will be made in ongoing major renovation and addition capital projects while $49.4 million has been allocated for capital improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Department staff will work with regional health authorities to determine how funding for capital equipment and improvements will be distributed.

Some of the major renovation and capital projects include:

  • $11.59 million for the maternal newborn unit project at the Moncton Hospital;
  • $23.3 million for continuing additions and renovations at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst;
  • $40.15 million for an addition and renovation project at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton;
  • $5.34 million for construction of the addiction and rehabilitation centre in Campbellton; and
  • $13.4 million for work on a new medical and surgical intensive care unit and an oncology unit at Saint John Regional Hospital and for improvements to the New Brunswick Heart Centre.