The Government of Nova Scotia has approved $5.98 million to add six more dialysis chairs at the Halifax Infirmary. As a result, 24 more patients will be able to be treated at the Halifax Infirmary each week.

“Dialysis treatment is hard on patients and their families, it often means multiple trips for treatment each week,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “We want to make it easier for more Nova Scotians to get this treatment.”

A construction tender will be issued next month. Construction will start this spring and is expected to take a year to complete. Patients admitted to the Halifax Infirmary will continue to be treated there, while people travelling for treatment will be seen at the Victoria General site.

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