The Central Regional Health Authority is bracing for another difficult summer in diagnostic services.



Staff shortages are expected to hit a critical low, especially over the summer months.
The R.H.A. managed to limp through the summer vacation period last year, when one of their health care facilities had its diagnostic services curtailed due to a lack of nursing staff.
That freed up two diagnostic staff members allowing the R.H.A. to fill in some of the gaps.
R.H.A. spokesman Helmuth Klassen says they don't expect that to happen this year.
He says one option being considered is scaling back diagnostic services when staff numbers become too low.
Klassen says they are working with the province to address the situation, but he admits there are no easy answers.