Women’s and children’s unit temporarily closed for labour and deliveries at Aberdeen Hospital

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - The inpatient women’s and children’s unit at Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow is temporarily closed for labour and deliveries, including for any planned deliveries, until further notice. This means that c-sections are temporarily suspended and not available at Aberdeen Hospital.  

The Women’s and Children’s program will continue to provide emergency care as well as pediatric care, prenatal and postnatal outpatient visits.  

Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish depending on the patients’ home location.

If you are expecting to deliver in the next few days you will be contacted directly by a member of the maternity team to discuss an alternate birth plan with you.

In the event of an emergency or unplanned delivery, there will be an obstetrician and nursing staff available at Aberdeen Hospital to support pregnancy care. Prenatal care will continue to be provided by the hospital’s team.                                                                  

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