PSA: Nova Scotia Health Authority responding to impacts of Hurricane Dorian
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HALIFAX, N.S. – The effects of Hurricane Dorian continue to impact Nova Scotia Health Authority’s facilities and operations across the province.
Hurricane force winds caused power outages at many hospitals and service locations, with many currently operating on emergency generator power. Some sites have experienced additional impacts including phone or network issues and some water damage.
NSHA's provincial Emergency Operations Centre was activated Saturday and we are working with our managers, physicians and staff to assess impacts and determine what services we can safely provide tomorrow and through the week.
Information on temporary closures is being posted at www.nshealth.ca and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. Patients impacted by a cancellation will be contacted directly and their appointment or procedure will be rebooked as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience these interruptions may cause, and are working to resume normal operations.
We sincerely thank our staff, physicians and volunteers for their efforts to maintain our services and to provide care during the storm.
The safety of our patients and health care teams continues to be our highest priority. We urge everyone to continue to take all necessary precautions to be safe.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) provides health services to Nova Scotians and a wide array of specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. NSHA operates hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Visit www.nshealth.ca for more.