Health Minister Adrian Dix says there are currently 426 specialized nurses working across the province, and more are needed for the government's broader plan to improve access to care for residents. Photo courtesy of CBC.

Beacon Community Services says delays or unexpected cancellations without notice may be unavoidable due to the heavy snowfall on the island. Photo courtesy of CBC.

Beacon Community Services is warning that worsening weather and road conditions may cause unavoidable delays or prevent entirely their support workers from reaching their clients.

“Where service must be cancelled, effort will be made to inform affected clients by phone if possible. However, delays or unexpected cancellations without notice may be unavoidable, depending on the nature and location of weather-related issues,” said Beacon Community Services in a release.

Heavy snowfall has pounded most of the mid and south Island since Sunday afternoon, and elderly care services are encouraging the public to also check in on the ill or elderly during the snowstorm.

The not-for-profit agency, which usually delivers home care to 2600 people a day on behalf of Island Health, is encouraging clients to review their back up care plans and use their back up contacts if necessary.

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