Minor Flood At Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Amherst, NS - At approximately 9:30 am on Sunday, May 28, a broken water filter canister caused minor flooding at Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Cumberland Regional
Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan.
Thanks to the quick action of staff and physicians, the water was contained near the operating suites on the second floor with some residual damage in the laboratory collection and ambulatory care departments on the first floor. Cleanup began immediately and is ongoing. No patients had to be relocated as a result of the flood.
All surgical and endoscopy cases scheduled for May 29 and 30 have been postponed and are being rebooked as soon as possible. If additional surgical cancellations are necessary, patients will be contacted directly.
The emergency department and other services remain open. Hospitals in Moncton and Truro are on stand-by to accept any emergency surgery cases that may arise. Scheduled appointments and procedures in all other areas of the facility are proceeding as usual.
We appreciate the public’s understanding as we continue to respond to this situation. We will provide updates regarding impacts on our programs and services as they become available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344