The construction of a new building at the Verdun Hospital will add 36 new beds as early as next year.
Set to be completed in early 2021, the $32-million project will allow the hospital to prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19.
The new building will consist of two floors. The first floor will be dedicated to the hematology-oncology department, and the second floor will have 36 individual rooms, all with their own washrooms.
The government says moving the department to a new building will free up beds in the hospital. It adds that it will also help reduce the occupancy rate of emergency stretchers.
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