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Repair work continues at Barrington blood collection clinic

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Work continues to repair water damage that has closed the offices of blood collection at the Barrington Community Health Clinic. THINKSTOCK

It is hoped staff can return in the coming weeks

Work continues to repair water damage that has closed the offices of blood collection at the Barrington Community Health Clinic.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says they hope to see staff move back into the space over the next few weeks.
The clinic has been closed due to water damage following a heavy rainstorm at the end of September.
“There has been an ongoing problem with condensation in the walls that needed to be addressed,” says Fraser Mooney, communications director with the NSHA.
Since the closure, the clinic has been asking patients who require blood collection to use the blood collection services at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne or the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
“NSHA has been working closely with the owners of the building as the repairs make progress,” says Mooney.  Some of the work has included removing damaged materials, installing a vapour barrier and replacing drywall.  
This is to be followed by painting and cleanup.
He says an air-quality test will also need to happen before staff returns to the space.
 “I know staff are looking forward to moving back into their regular space and to resume seeing patients at the Barrington Community Health Clinic,” he says.


Did you know?

The Barrington blood clinic services around 60 people per day.
There is a $10 charge for blood collection and a lower cost of $8 for patients with requisitions for frequent blood collection needs

 

 

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