Staff Reporter / Saturday, January 1, 2022 / Categories: News Amherst Closed Sunday for Obstetric Services A shortage of nurses is once again blamed for closing the inpatient women’s and children’s unit at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst. The unit will suspend all labour and deliveries, including any planned deliveries, to borrow from 7 am to 7 pm. The obstetrics unit was closed for two nights earlier this week. Pregnancy and delivery care will be provided at Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro during the closure. Women expecting to deliver in the next few days will be contacted directly by a member of the maternity team to discuss an alternate birth plan. In the event of an emergency or unplanned delivery, there will be an obstetrician and nursing staff available in Amherst. Add your comments below. Print 734 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Amherst hospitalObstetricsBirthPregnancyDeliveries Please login or register to post comments.