Nova Scotia Well being is warning the general public to anticipate delays in emergency room and ambulance service over the vacation lengthy weekend due to staffing shortages.
Officers say they anticipate longer than normal waits for care in emergency departments and for admission from emergency departments into hospital beds.
They are saying consequently, well timed handovers of sufferers from ambulance crews could “not at all times be potential” and that might have an effect on ambulance response time to 911 calls.
Officers are urging individuals with much less severe medical issues to contact their household physician or go to a walk-in clinic.
The well being authority additionally apologizes upfront for the pending scenario.
On Thursday, the authority mentioned that 270 well being care workers are at present off work throughout the province resulting from COVID-19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed July 29, 2022.
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