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 & * water testing)
    (Water testing unavailable Nov. 3 to 7)
  • Walk-in diagnostic imaging (X-ray and ECG)

All emergency care services will continue to be available.

The hospital computer system will not be available during the upgrade so patients may experience delays in registration.

To minimize delays, please ensure you have your Nova Scotia health card when accessing health services.

People with scheduled appointments at hospital-based clinics or services should arrive at least 30 minutes before the appointment.

South Shore Health regrets any inconvenience this may cause.