In order to maintain intensive care bed capacity and mitigate the impact of increasing numbers of staff off work in isolation, some non-urgent surgeries scheduled for the QEII must be postponed, beginning Monday.
Patients affected will be contacted directly by their surgeon’s office.
We regret having to reduce any services. However, Nova Scotia Health, like many other employers, is dealing with rapidly growing numbers of staff having to stay out of the workplace due to exposures while the demand for care remains high.
We are reassessing our surgical capacity day-to-day and working hard to use all available surgical resources to continue to provide care during a rapidly changing and challenging situation.