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Health authority to resume regular operations this morning

SYDNEY -  Nova Scotia Health Authority will resume regular operations at facilities in Cape Breton County today after storm conditions limited services to emergency only on Monday and Tuesday.

Services, including the Cape Breton Cancer Treatment Centre, walk-in lab collection, X-ray/diagnostic imaging and a variety of scheduled surgical procedures resume this morning.

Community based services located at the Medical Arts Building on Kings Road and at offices on Townsend Street in Sydney (Mental Health & Addiction Services, Primary Health Care, Finance, Public Health Services) were also disrupted because of weather.

Some staff in those services will work from alternate locations. Clients and patients will be contacted directly in relation to appointments and the temporary location of the specific service.

As for Continuing Care and Home Care, they will continue operations and, where necessary, staff will work from alternate locations.

Residents in Membertou are reminded that the weekly blood collection clinic scheduled for Membertou has been cancelled for this week only.

Renal dialysis treatment in Sydney and North Sydney was not interrupted and patients will continue on their regular schedule.

Though back to business today, the health authority advises the public that higher than normal patient volumes may lead to longer waits for blood collection. If possible, its suggested that to limit the wait, some people may want to wait a day or two before going to blood collection.

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