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N.S. health authority successfully transfers 91 patients into new hospital

11/25/2012 02:04 EST | Updated 01/25/2013 05:12 EST
TRURO, N.S. - The chief executive of a Nova Scotia health authority says 91 patients were shifted into a new facility in Truro today.

Peter MacKinnon says the figure includes a mother and a baby born just hours before the shift took place.

The movement of equipment and staff from the 47-year-old Colchester Regional Hospital to the new Colchester East Hants Health Centre has been going on all week.

Sunday was the day for all the patient transfers to the $184-million facility.

MacKinnon says there were no problems in the move.

He said patients are enjoying a facility that has more individual rooms, abundant natural light and a variety of other "dramatic improvements."

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