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The Collaborative Emergency Care Centre

Dr. Diane Calvert Simms - Health Authority CEO

The Cape Breton District Health Authority is rolling out it's new Collaborative Emergency Care Centre for New Waterford .

It was announced late last year to deal with constant emergency room closures and will be phased in over the next few months and there will no longer be overnight emergency room service at the hospital .

A mobile unit will take it's place in september.

The E.R. will be open Monday to Saturday during the day and local family doctors will provide enhanced access to primary care in collaboration with nurse practioners.

Dr. Diane Calvert Simms is Health Authority CEO, she met with George Mortimer to explain the new way of providing emergency care in New Waterford.

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