Province announces more long-term care rooms in Port Hawkesbury


Seniors in the Port Hawkesbury area will have access to new, modern long-term care rooms with the replacement and expansion of the local nursing home.

The Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home is being replaced with a new 96-room facility that will provide care to an additional 42 seniors.

Allan MacMaster, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board and MLA for Inverness, on behalf of Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Barbara Adams, made the announcement at the home today, December 1.

“You can tell a lot about a society’s values by how they treat their most vulnerable citizens,” said Minister MacMaster. “These new state-of-the-art long-term care facilities will provide homes where Nova Scotians who have spent their lives growing our province can spend their last years living with dignity and respect.”

The new home is part of the recent addition of 2,200 rooms to the Province’s long-term care infrastructure plan. This plan expansion includes new long-term care homes that will add about 800 rooms to the long-term care system and the replacement of older homes with new, modern facilities that will have about 1,400 rooms. All these new homes are expected to be ready by 2032. The original plan included homes with about 3,500 rooms expected to be ready by 2027. Together, these new spaces will help to meet the care needs of the province’s aging population.

All new living spaces will be single rooms, each with its own private washroom. The government is contracting with several long-term care providers for new facilities and to replace existing ones.

More announcements about locations of new and replacement rooms will take place this month. Information and progress updates on all 5,700 rooms are available at:

Building and improving more long-term care rooms is part of Action for Health, the Province’s strategic plan to improve healthcare. Building and renovating new facilities with single-bed rooms and ensuring seniors live with dignity and can age well are also commitments in the Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister’s mandate.