In response to Nova Scotia Health’s (NSH) decision to temporarily change the hours of the Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) at All Saints Springhill Hospital, municipal officials from the Cumberland region, MLAs Tory Rushton and Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and a group of local health stakeholders, including those representing local hospital foundations and both physician and non-physician recruitment committees, met with senior staff of NSH earlier this week in Springhill.
Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott, Amherst Mayor David Kogon, Oxford Councillor Paul Jones, the MLAs, and the local stakeholders all expressed concerns and frustration with the present state of health care in the Cumberland region.
Nova Scotia Health officials provided the group with an update on the process that led to the temporary closure. They committed to the future of All Saints Hospital, that the current changes were temporary and that Emergency Room services would be restored after the temporary reassignment of staff was complete. They also committed to regular updates for the community.
Those in attendance, 16 in all, have committed to work together to support the recruitment and retention of staff and physicians to deliver programs and services at All Saints Hospital in Springhill, North Cumberland Hospital in Pugwash, South Cumberland Community Care Clinic in Parrsboro, Bayview Memorial Health Centre in Advocate and Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan.
Nova Scotia Health, Cumberland region Mayors and MLAs, the community recruitment committees and health care foundations have all agreed to keep the lines of communication open as they work through this temporary closure.
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In recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Oxford Transfer Site, Oxford Town Hall, and the Public Works Garage will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Tomorrow (September 24) Public Works has a water break that needs to be fixed.
This is on Horton Street.
The water interruption is planning to start around 9 am and for a couple of hours (if all goes as planned).
The areas that may be affected is Pugwash Road and all those streets past that (Upper Water Street Area).
We are sorry for the inconvenience to those affected and will get this water fixed as quick as possible.
UPDATE - 3:20 pm - Public Works crew is finishing up for today will be turning the water services back on for all those that are off due to the repair here shortly.
There is more work to be done and Public Works will be starting at the site on Waverly Street around 8 am and we expect them turning the water services off for Waverly Street and also from Waverly Street to Pleasant Street tomorrow beginning around 8:30 am.
Expect more updates as they develop, we are sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard to get this repaired quickly.
UPDATE - 2:50 pm, September 21, 2021 regarding the Water Break on Waverly Street.
Public Works is able to turn water services back on for James Street and Duke Street - and surrounding streets to those.
Public Works remains working on the Water Break and continues to have Waverly and Upper Water Streets off for the moment.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and will be updating again here shortly.
UPDATE - 1:45 pm September 21, 2021 regarding the Water Break on Waverly Street.
Public Works Team ran into complications as they were repairing the water break on Waverly Street.
They had to shut off water to James Street, Duke Street and Upper Water Street. Streets surrounding those areas may be affected as well.
As of now, we are unable to estimate the time we can reconnect the water services.
We will update this post as this develops.