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The Health Authority provides acute care, continuing care, programs and services through its hospitals, clinics and continuing care facilities within Cape Breton County, Northern and Central Inverness County and Victoria County.

The District has a dedicated staff of about 3,500 health care providers who work with 270 hospital and community based physicians to provide primary, secondary and tertiary care to about 130,000 people.  Each year the District has more than 13,000 patient admissions, more than 110,000 Emergency Room visits and approximately 25,000 Ambulatory Care Visits. There are also nearly 20,000 OR procedures-day surgery and inpatient-performed each year in the District. In total, the District has 484 Acute Care beds and 206 Veteran and Continuing care beds.