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Port Hawkesbury, Guysborough to get modular housing for healthcare workers

By Caitlin Snow Mar 26, 2024 | 2:34 PM

More housing options for roughly 25 healthcare workers and their families are coming to Guysborough and Port Hawksbury.

The province says 12 modular units are on the way.

This includes 4 homes in Cardeil Estates in Port Hawkesbury, all with three bedrooms, that are to be ready by the end of April.

Housing minister John Lohr says it’s part of a $45 million investment.

“Communities all across the province are short of homes, and that impacts healthcare workers who are badly needed in these areas. We’re trying to solve this problem specifically for healthcare workers,” said Lohr.

The village of Sunnyville in Guysborough will get 8 homes, all with two bedrooms.

Work on this site will be begin in late May.

Lohr says they recognize the need.

“The impact of new doctors and nurses is huge. We recognize how important it is to have them working in these communities.”

The area was chosen after consultations with stakeholders and other government departments.

Lohr says they’ll continue to look for more sites under the housing for healthcare program.

with files from Kevin Northup