N.S. health authority successfully transfers 91 patients into new hospital
Published Monday, November 26, 2012 11:27AM AST
TRURO, N.S. -- The chief executive of a Nova Scotia health authority says 91 patients were shifted into a new facility in Truro today.
Peter MacKinnon says the figure includes a mother and a baby born just hours before the shift took place.
The movement of equipment and staff from the 47-year-old Colchester Regional Hospital to the new Colchester East Hants Health Centre has been going on all week.
Sunday was the day for all the patient transfers to the $184-million facility.
MacKinnon says there were no problems in the move.
He said patients are enjoying a facility that has more individual rooms, abundant natural light and a variety of other "dramatic improvements."