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South Shore Health participating in COPD Collaborative

South Shore Health is one of 19 Canadian teams participating in the INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Collaborative that is being offered in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim as announced today by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. South Shore Health’s INSPIRED-like COPD program is a quality initiative focusing on implementing care pathways for patients who are hospitalized with […]

Planned power outage will impact services at FMH

Lunenburg – The public is advised that there will be a temporary, planned power outage at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital between 7 am and 7 pm, Saturday, October 18. Some areas of the hospital including the emergency department and medical unit will be without power for several hours. As a result, the emergency department will close […]

Pap Smear Clinic to be held at SSRH

In recognition of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week there will be a pap clinic at South Shore Regional Hospital on October 28. Women who do not currently have a primary care provider or have not had a pap smear in more than three years are encouraged to make an appointment. For more information or to […]

Important Public Notice regarding hospital services

The Nova Scotia hospital information system is scheduled for an important upgrade on November 4 and 5, 2014. This will impact services at all South Shore Health facilities. On November 4 & 5, the following services WILL NOT be available: Walk-in blood collection service (including clinics in Chester and North Queens, specimen drop off & […]

Services resume at South Shore Heath

Services are returning to normal at South Shore Health after a successful upgrade of the Nova Scotia hospital information system. All diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, except water testing, will be open tomorrow morning, November 6. (Water testing will be available on Monday, November 10.) Please be advised that patients may continue to experience some delays in registration as we […]

Ebola training exercises scheduled for December 4

South Shore Health has been participating with the Department of Health and Wellness and our partners across the province in planning for a possible or a confirmed case of Ebola. While the risk of Ebola in Nova Scotia remains extremely low, system readiness is a priority. Part of our ongoing preparations includes testing our processes. […]

Power outage at SSRH

At approximately 9:30 pm this evening, there was a fire in an electrical panel at South Shore Regional Hospital, which caused a power failure. The fire was immediately extinguished. No patients or staff were injured.There is currently no power on the fourth floor. Emergency lighting has been put in place. The power surge also impacted […]

Power restored at SSRH

12:15 am December 11, 2014 Power has been restored to the fourth floor at South Shore Regional Hospital and the CT scanner is also up and running. All hospital services will be operating as normal on Thursday December 11. We appreciate the quick response of our staff and physicians as well as local police and […]

Preventing the spread of illness

February 2, 2015 With colds, flu, and stomach viruses circulating in the community, South Shore Health is reminding the public not to visit patients in a hospital or long-term care facility if you are ill. These viruses spread easily from person to person and are more serious for those who are already ill. Good hand […]