CORRECTION: Service reductions continue due to increased emergency visits and admissions, staffing challenges
(Note: an earlier version of this PSA provided outdated information about 15 surgical beds being closed in Central Zone)
Nova Scotia Health hospitals continue to see higher than normal emergency visits and demands for hospital beds across the province, resulting in delays in care including some surgical services. Staffing challenges also continue, including nursing vacancies, that have been made worse by the pandemic.
- In Central and Northern Zones, we are continually reviewing scheduled surgeries to ensure cases can proceed based on capacity.
- In Western Zone, some surgeries have been delayed due to increased COVID-19 activity and staffing shortages.