Update to visitor restrictions in Northern Zone

Increased visitor restrictions are in place at the following facilities and units in Northern Zone where inpatients and long-term care residents are not able to receive visitors due to COVID-19 activity and/or staffing requirements:

  • Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst – Medicine / Surgery Unit (NEW)
  • Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow - Transitional Care Unit
  • Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour
  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro

Exceptions may be made for palliative care patients, patients receiving Medical Assistance in Dying and other patients nearing end of life in consultation with their care team. Whenever possible, our teams will use technology to enable virtual involvement of support persons.

As our teams work to implement these changes to keep our patients and staff safe, we thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding. We will monitor the situation closely and will make changes when appropriate.

For more information on visitor restrictions during COVID-19, visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-home/nova-scotia-health-visitor-restrictions.