Twenty-five local university students will receive Diversity in Health Care Bursaries, funded by the QEII Foundation, from Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone, at a special celebration set for this Wednesday, Oct. 2. The $1,000 bursary is earmarked for students who are African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and/or persons with a disability. The selection of students was based on community involvement, financial need, educational goals and field of study.
“She came not wanting to stay; and left not wanting to leave.”
This is how Karen Myers described the shift in her daughter Abbie after the 13-year-old from Kings County, N.S., attended Girls on SnowBoards – a spin-off of Girls on Boards.
The first thing Jim Swetland did when he retired in 2017 was buy a house and move from Montreal, Que. to Amherst, N.S. The second thing he did was contact Volunteer Services at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC). "We might not all be able to make monetary donations, but it means as much, and we can get so much satisfaction by donating our time as a volunteer," he says.
From Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) invites you celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Knowing that breastfeeding is an important start to a healthy life for most Canadian newborns, NSHA is joining the IWK Health Centre, community partners and Breast Feeding Canada to celebrate breastfeeding with fun and informative events across the province.
Nova Scotia’s school-based public health fluoride program will move from a mouth rinse to a varnish at the start of the 2020 school year. The change follows a program review conducted by Public Health. The fluoride varnish only requires two treatments per year instead of the suggested 26 treatments for mouth rinse, allowing for less class disruption.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and its board of directors are pleased to announce that Dr. Brendan Carr will start his work as our new president and chief executive officer effective Dec. 16, 2019. “After an extensive national search process, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Carr back to Nova Scotia,” board chair Frank van Schaayk said.
Three physician assistants are joining the division of orthopedics at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, through a three-year pilot program to evaluate the physician assistant (PA) role and increase access to hip and knee joint replacement surgeries. PAs are health care providers who practise medicine in collaboration with, or under the supervision of a physician. They are trained to perform many clinical procedures traditionally performed by a physician.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is pleased to be joining the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and organizations around the globe in recognizing today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, as the first World Patient Safety Day. The goal of this year's slogan, Speak Up for Patient Safety, is to mobilize patients, health care workers, policy makers, academics, researchers, professional networks and the health care sector to raise awareness of the need to formulate policies, create a culture of safety and provide care where patient safety is the priority.