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Update on parking access at Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Nova Scotia Health is advising that the recent significant snowfall is impacting parking access at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.


The large amount of snow on the ground has limited access to many parking spaces in all parking lots at the hospital. Snow removal efforts are underway and will continue for the rest of this week and through the weekend. These efforts will improve access to roadways, walkways, and sidewalks around the hospital as well access to parking lots and will make more parking spaces available. 


While snow removal continues at the site, Nova Scotia Health advises people coming to the site for appointments/procedures or to visit loved ones to:

  • Use the front public parking lot: The hospital’s front entrance is used by the public to access services, so patients and visitors are asked to use the front public parking lot when travelling to and from the hospital.
  • Use the patient pick-up/drop-off area at the hospital’s front entrance. If you are taking a loved one to an appointment, please use the patient pick-up/drop-off area at the main entrance. Parking is limited to 20-minutes in this area so access to the hospital is not blocked. 
  • Consider getting dropped-off and pick-up for appointments: If you have an appointment, instead of taking your vehicle, consider getting dropped-off and picked-up at the main entrance if it is safe and appropriate to do. 
  • Arrive early for appointments: Allow yourself extra time to get to your appointment to factor in any parking delays.
  • Watch where you walk or drive: Roadways, walkways, and sidewalks around the hospital continue to be cleared so please use caution when you are using them. If you are driving, please slow down and be aware of pedestrian traffic in these areas. 
  • Be patient. It will take time to remove the snow from the site so please be patient while this process is underway. 
  • Use caution: For everyone’s safety, please use caution as you travel to and from the building and entering and exiting the parking lots. 


Nova Scotia Health apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation while snow removal is underway at the hospital.

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