(Update) Technological issues delay launch of online appointment booking​ at four new sites

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Technological issues delay launch of online appointment booking​ at four new sites
Unforeseen technological issues have delayed the launch of four new locations scheduled to offer online appointment booking as of today.​
Nova Scotia Health continues to work with the vendor to address these issues and to add the following sites to the online appointment booking system as soon as possible:
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital blood collection​
  • Cobequid Community Health Centre blood collection and X-ray
  • South Shore Regional Hospital blood collection
  • St. Martha’s Regional Hospital blood collection
As soon as issues are resolved and the service is available at the above sites, the organization will advise the public. Nova Scotia Health apologizes for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

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Online booking service now available for four more Nova Scotia Health sites

Nova Scotia Health continues to expand its online appointment booking service. Four new locations will be added to the booking system as of tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 2) making online booking available at 13 locations.​
The additional online booking locations are:
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital blood collection​
  • Cobequid Community Health Centre blood collection and X-ray
  • South Shore Regional Hospital blood collection
  • St. Martha’s Regional Hospital blood collection
Patients wishing to book appointments online at these locations or other existing locations can visit https://booking.nshealth.ca as of Oct. 2.
The expansion of online appointment booking will continue in phases, with a few locations being introduced at a time.
The first phases of expansion will focus primarily on blood collection. Additional locations will continue to be added to the online booking service over the coming weeks and months. This will include more locations offering the ability to book appointments online for diagnostic imaging services such as X-ray.​ ​
As new blood collection locations are added to the online booking service for Nova Scotia Health, these changes will be reflected in the locations listings on the blood collection website: http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection.​
As new diagnostic imaging locations are added to the online booking service for Nova Scotia Health, these changes will be reflected on the diagnostic imaging website: http://www.nshealth.ca/diagnostic-imaging
Patients without internet access will continue to be able to make blood collection or X-ray appointments by phone.
Phone numbers for booking remain the same as previous and can be found by location for blood collection at http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection and for diagnostic imaging at http://www.nshealth.ca/diagnostic-imaging (search by service, such as X-ray).

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