Better cardiac care is coming to the Moncton Hospital by 2026 as a construction project valued at $56 million officially breaks ground.
Officials said Monday a coronary care unit (CCU) planned for the hospital aims to enhance service by providing a significantly larger space for care.
It’s expected to be ready by June 2026.
“This investment is in keeping with our government’s commitment to improve the health-care system,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch.
“It will allow more New Brunswickers with heart issues to be treated and will also allow some patients who undergo operations at the Heart Centre in Saint John to be transferred earlier in their recovery to the Moncton unit.
The province said the unit will include eight coronary care beds and a 30-bed cardiac/medical unit for those with a variety of heart conditions.
“This is an important project which will greatly improve the quality of care for cardiac patients,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Richard Ames.
“I am proud of the role our department is playing to help better serve New Brunswickers in need of cardiac care.”
Robert K. Irving, chair of the Extraordinary Care Compaign, said volunteers raised more than $10 million for the project, surpassing their goal.
He thanked donors and volunteers who went “above and beyond.”
“We proved once again that together we can accomplish extraordinary results,” said Irving.
“The new coronary care unit will help the exceptional health-care team at The Moncton Hospital deliver world-class care to our neighbours and community.”