Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital breaks ground for its new two-storey Coronary Care Unit

MONCTON – Construction has begun on a new $56 million Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital, which will enhance cardiac care delivery for patients across the region.

Once completed, the opening of this new CCU in Moncton will signify a monumental milestone in the Moncton area’s health care delivery journey.

This modern and innovative health care facility promises to revolutionize the way health care is delivered in this community, benefiting patients and families, as well as staff and physicians.

The new CCU will include eight (8) coronary care beds and a 30-bed cardiac/medical unit, benefiting the health and well-being of our expanding communities and offering first-class, safe and quality services to New Brunswickers who require treatment for a variety of heart conditions.

“This investment in a new Coronary Care Unit at The Moncton Hospital supports government’s efforts to improve the health care system,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch. “This means more New Brunswickers with heart issues will be able to be treated and will also allow some patients operated on at the Heart Centre in Saint John to be transferred at the Moncton CCU more rapidly. This is one more way we’re working to ensure access to primary health care and to surgery for all New Brunswickers through the provincial health plan, Stabilizing Health Care: An Urgent Call to Action.”

“This is an important health care project that will greatly improve the quality of care for cardiac patients,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Richard Ames. “Our government is committed to making the necessary investments to maintain and improve our existing infrastructure, and I am proud of the role our department is playing to help better serve New Brunswickers in need of cardiac care.”

The CCU project is a partnership between Horizon, the Government of New Brunswick, and the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation.

“When we kicked off the Extraordinary Care Campaign which helped raise funds for this new unit, we knew we had an ambitious goal. As a community, we were able to surpass our goal and raise $10.1 million,” said Robert K. Irving, Campaign Chair of the Extraordinary Care Campaign. “A special thank you to all donors and volunteers who not only answered the call but truly went above and beyond. We proved once again that together we can accomplish extraordinary results! The new Coronary Care Unit will help the exceptional healthcare team at The Moncton Hospital deliver world-class care to our neighbours and community.”

The new CCU will be a two-storey wing to be built on the hospital’s property near the Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin Oncology Clinic on Arden Street. It will provide a significantly larger space for cardiac care, adding about 2,600 sq. meters (nearly 28,000 sq. feet) to the hospital’s building, and is expected to be completed in June 2026.

Furthermore, the CCU is a relocation and expansion of two cardiac units that are currently housed inside the hospital — the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the cardiac/medical unit. In the new CCU, these units will be adjacent to one another, enabling medical professionals to provide more seamless patient-centred care in a modern work environment.

When the doors of this state-of- the-art facility opens, the highly trained health care team of cardiac experts are poised to provide exceptional health care services to each and every patient.

The new CCU will also offer greater comfort and several private rooms for cardiac patients and their families, as well as enhance patient comfort, safety, privacy, and their overall hospital experience.

 Horizon has a plan to improve health care in New Brunswick. Our plan is focused on retention and recruitment efforts and improving the overall patient experience by addressing patient flow and access to services. Further details about Horizon’s four priority areas are available at HorizonNB.ca. This initiative also supports the Government of New Brunswick’s provincial health plan, Stabilizing Health Care: An Urgent Call to Action.


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