Update on Flood at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Amherst, NS – Cleanup and repairs are ongoing at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre to recover from a flood that occurred on Sunday, May 28.
The damage was primarily contained to the second floor near the operating rooms. Staff have been working diligently to ensure all rooms, equipment and supplies impacted by the flood are cleaned and replaced as necessary.
Air quality testing has been done and decisions on when the operating rooms will reopen will be made when those results are available.
All surgical and endoscopy cases scheduled for the remainder of the week have been postponed and will be rebooked as soon as possible. Approximately 100 cases have been postponed including general surgery, ENT, OBS/GYN, ophthalmology (cataracts) and endoscopies (colonoscopies and gastro scopes).
The emergency department and other services remain open. Hospitals in Moncton and Truro are continuing to offer their support in accepting any emergency surgical cases. Scheduled appointments and procedures in all other areas of the facility are proceeding as usual.
NSHA appreciates the public’s understanding as we continue to respond to this situation.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344