Broken water pipe has some residents at new Shannex facility on the move

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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BROOKFIELD - A ruptured pipe has led to some people being temporarily moved to a new location within a brand new long-term care facility in Brookfield.
The burst pipe occurred earlier this week at the Shannex-owned Elk Court.
"We have experienced water damage from a pipe which froze as a result of the weekend's cold temperatures," said a statement released Tuesday by Shannex.
"Our general contractor is on site and working to repair the damage. Some clients
at Elk Court have been temporarily relocated within the facility. We expect all clients to
be back in their rooms by suppertime
Wednesday evening."
No further information has been provided by Shannex, which owns and operates the 36-bed facility that opened in October off of Carter Road.
Carolyn Maxwell, acting director of service and business support for the continuing care branch of the Department of Health, said Shannex notified the department of the situation. She said the company, like all licensed long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia, has
a business continuity plan in place for such
situations.
"We're really confident they've taken the appropriate action to ensure care and safety of the residents," she said.

Organizations: Elk Court, Department of Health

Geographic location: BROOKFIELD, Nova Scotia

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