Health & Wellness Information
COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Roseway Hospital
- Created: Wednesday, 18 March 2020 18:47
COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open here at Roseway Hospital. The Assessment Centre is located in the visiting clinic corridor. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week.
This is an area where members of the public can be seen and assessed separately from the emergency department. Members of the public will be directed to go to the assessment only after calling 811.
People can consult the 811 website for screening information, and then call 811 if they have travelled out of country and have a fever with a temperature of 38°C or higher, and/or cough. 811 will provide direction on what to do next. If there is a need for in-person assessment, 811 will refer to the COVID-19 assessment centre and they will be contacted for an appointment.
The opening of this Assessment Centre helps reinforce the important role Roseway Hospital plays in delivering health care services to residents in our community.
For up-to-date information, please visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus
Please refer to the below list of the NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of the COVIC-19 response.
Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response
Many Nova Scotia Health services are being reduced or suspended until further notice as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 as well as to conserve and redeploy our resources in anticipation of increasing demand related to the pandemic.
This includes some services outpatient, non-urgent services at Roseway Hospital.
Information on changes to these and other service interruptions is being compiled and posted on NSHA's website as it is confirmed - http://www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18:
- All non-urgent diagnostic imaging appointments will be rescheduled and walk-in x-ray services will be closed. Cancer Care imaging, PET scans and other time-sensitive exams will continue.
- Outpatient blood collection services will not close completely but services will be reduced (i.e. reduction in hours and number of locations). Details regarding these changes will be communicated as soon as they are available.
- All elective outpatient visits are cancelled. Individual services will contact patients whose appointments are proceeding. Dialysis, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and mental health and addictions appointments will continue.
- All same-day admission and elective surgical procedures are postponed. Cancer and urgent/emergency procedures will continue.
- As currently-occupied inpatient beds become available, they will be held open to create capacity to establish COVID units in designated hospitals.