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Inverness Operating Room
Nova Scotia's Health Minister Maureen MacDonald

People in Inverness county turned out by the hundreds this past weekend to show their concern for changes at the local hospital.

The Operating Room there is no longer open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency surgeries that happen overnight or on weekends will now be sent to either Sydney or Antigonish.

The Cape Breton district health authority says it has no intention of reversing the decision, despite concerns in the community. Nova Scotia's health minister says she has no intention of getting involved either.

Maureen MacDonald spoke with the CBC's legislative reporter, Jean Laroche.

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