The Alward Government says it wants to take medical research to the next level in the province with construction of a health science centre at the Regional Hospital.
The building will be constructed where the visitor parking is located now.It will be run by a new non-profit crown corporation under the chairmanship of former Board of Trade President Bob Manning who tells CHSJ news the potential here is huge to be a key driver of economic growth not only in Saint John but for the province as a whole.
The building will also be used to house out of town patients and their families if they're here for any extended period of time and the hope is that businesses will set up shop. Manning promises any displaced parking spaces will be replaced.
Manning says the university and hospital should be considered as one campus.