Sumary of N.S. Health apologizes to N.B. woman after surgery abruptly cancelled due to vaccination status:
- The 57-year-old woman was on her way to the QEII Health Sciences Centre for much-needed oral surgery to deal with a longstanding problem with her jaw.
- “It’s difficult to talk, it’s more difficult to eat,” Hussell told Global News.
- She showed Global News a copy of her negative test result, which was dated the Sunday before her appointment.
- She said she followed all procedures, including screening at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border and showing proof she was scheduled for a medical procedure.
- ”Misinterpretation of ‘clinical pathways’In response, Nova Scotia Health told Global News that Hussell’s experience was an “isolated incident” and apologized to her for the cancellation.
- “Nova Scotia Health performs surgeries on patients regardless of vaccination status,” wrote spokesperson Carla Adams, in an email.
- Adams explained surgical teams use a “clinical pathway tool for patients requiring anesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Story continues below In Hussell’s case, the procedure was an oral surgery and New Brunswick had been recording a higher number of COVID-19 cases than Nova Scotia.