Nova Scotia Health Authority reminds public to check website for storm updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
       
HALIFAX, N.S. – Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds the public to visit www.nshealth.ca/stormclosures for the most up-to-date information on facility, program and service closures resulting from this week’s winter storm.

A major winter storm is expected to impact Nova Scotia on Thursday, Jan. 4. NSHA’s provincial storm closures page will have all the latest information you need to know for all four zones:

• Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality and Municipality of West Hants)
• Eastern Zone (Antigonish, Cape Breton, Guysborough, Inverness, Victoria and Richmond counties).
• Northern Zone (Municipality of East Hants; Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou counties).
• Western Zone (Annapolis, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth Lunenburg counties).

NSHA also advises residents to only drive or commute to scheduled appointments if it is safe to do so, even if a clinic or office remains open. Please use your judgment appropriately and contact your doctor’s office or clinic to reschedule your appointment if it’s not safe to travel.

Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should immediately call 911.

General health concerns can be directed to 811, where health advice and information from registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Mental Health Crisis Line is also available any time 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.

For more information on Nova Scotia Health Authority, please visit www.nshealth.ca.

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Media Contact:

Kristen Lipscombe
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
Office: (902) 473-1537
Cell: (902) 478-9736
kristen.lipscombe@nshealth.ca

Carla Adams
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
Office: (902) 473-3760
Cell: (902) 483-8516
carla.adams@nshealth.ca

Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344

About Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) provides health services to Nova Scotians and a wide array of specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. NSHA operates hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Visit www.nshealth.ca for more.