MONCTON, NB – Horizon Health Officials have taken the wraps off the latest addition at the Moncton Hospital,  a brand new state of the art intensive care unit.

The new ICU isn’t slated to open until September 12th, but it was proudly shown off yesterday to dignitaries and invited guests.

The bright new facility was made possible by a three million dollar donation from the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation.

Horizon Health Network CEO Don Peters says the new unit is a long time coming as the current ICU was only supposed to be a temporary location…

“Somebody told me that when it was relocated to the 5th floor 30 years ago, it was supposed to be there for something like five weeks…  It’s been a long five weeks.” says Peters.

The new facility is strategically located on the main floor of the hospital near the operating rooms, medical imaging and various clinics.