The existing medical clinic in Middleton was built in 1982. The building is not fully accessible, and its aging infrastructure no longer meets today’s healthcare standards, nor does it provide the collaborative environment to attract and retain healthcare providers to the region. It has been operating at full capacity for some time and is regularly forced to turn away new patients.
On August 6, 2019 Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, announced the construction of a new $12 million Primary Health Care Centre beside Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. This centre is part of a wide-ranging effort to improve primary healthcare infrastructure across Nova Scotia and will replace the existing clinic to better serve the needs of our community.
As a partner in this important project, the Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation has committed to a community goal of $1 million for the construction of a new Primary Health Care Centre to meet the healthcare needs of our community for generations to come.
The new Primary Health Care Centre will build capacity for more physicians and other healthcare professionals, and also provide a modern and collaborative facility. At six times the space of the current Collaborative Family Practice it will allow more space for training medical residents and recruiting healthcare providers. Having facilities such as Soldiers Memorial Hospital and the new Primary Health Care Centre is a tremendous community asset that will contribute to the continued prosperity of our region by increasing employment, productivity, and economic growth.