Temporary changes to traffic flow are expected in the next few weeks at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, as construction continues on new expansions at the site. The changes are necessary to connect underground services from the new construction to the existing hospital.
The Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) are experiencing a sudden loss of registered nurses (RNs) due to a combination of factors, including issues made worse by the pandemic. To safely continue with care in the ED and ICU, and to avoid the potential disruption of these regional services, nurses must be urgently reassigned from other areas.
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central Zones and on two Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight, as well as a correction to a potential exposure issued on September 15. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.
Hospitals throughout Nova Scotia continue to see higher than normal emergency visits and demands for hospital beds, which are resulting in delays in care, including some surgical services.
These pressures come at a time when Nova Scotia, like other provinces and territories, is also experiencing considerable staffing challenges, including nursing vacancies, that have been made worse by the pandemic.