Weather Poses Problem for New Waterford Hospital

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, April 11, 2019

The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced plans to replace the Waterford Hospital in St. John's.

The Waterford Hospital has been around since 1855.

A shortlist of three businesses have been chosen to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility.

The new hospital will be built near the Health Sciences Centre.

It will consist of 102 beds and have a parking garage that can house 500 vehicles.

There is just one problem... it will be built on a flood plain. 

Transportation Minister Steve Crocker has said that the government is aware of the risk and that there is a plan to construct a berm to keep water away from the new facility.

The area flooded in 2010 during hurricane Igor.

A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier separating two areas. It can serve as a fortification line, a border/separation barrier, in industrial settings, or in many other applications.

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