Nova Scotia Health is aware of a news release issued by union leaders regarding the management of patient health records and claiming 91 jobs will be lost. This is inaccurate and may cause undue stress to our employees.
Cape Breton Regional Hospital is among the Nova Scotia Health facilities that is no longer accepting water samples for analysis until further notice. This temporary change is being made at laboratories in Cape Breton Regional, the QEII Health Sciences Centre and Yarmouth Regional Hospital, in order to create capacity for COVID-19 testing.
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Starting Tuesday, Dec. 22, most Nova Scotians will receive negative COVID-19 test results through an automated email and new auto-call process.
Nova Scotians already have the option to receive negative results via email; that service will continue. However, patients who provide a phone number will also be able to receive an auto-call.
Taking steps to ensure patient safety and prevent infection are always among some of the top priorities for surgical teams. During a pandemic an additional layer of complexity is added where the surgical team must first ensure they are prepared and protected to ensure they can continue to provide high quality care.