In a press release, Eastern Health said the fire started on one of the inpatient units at the hospital around 5 p.m. and was contained.
The health authority said there were no reported injuries as a result of the fire and that all patients are safe.
However, patients from the affected unit are being moved to other units as needed. As well, Waterford staff are contacting next-of-kin to notify them of any potential changes.
Eastern Health said it is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update on when visitation can safely resume.
For people who previously had appointments scheduled for Monday, the health authority said patients and clients will be contacted by their health care team to reschedule their appointment, with virtual appointments being offered where possible.
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