Women’s and children’s unit temporarily closed for labour and deliveries at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

AMHERST, N.S. - The inpatient women’s and children’s unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst will be temporarily closed for labour and deliveries, including any planned deliveries, between 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 to 7 a.m. on Monday, April 18.

The closure is due to nursing unavailability.

Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro during the closure.

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

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