Creating a healthier future for Nova Scotians requires us — with our partners — to create plans that consider not just our current reality but our future vision.
Healthier Together is our plan to help Nova Scotians be healthy and stay healthy. It is our road map for the next three years.
Our plan describes our purpose and direction – who we are, where we want to go and how we will work together to achieve results — with respect, integrity, courage, innovation and accountability. It puts into action our commitment to three key directions:
The creation of Nova Scotia Health Authority is more than just redefining geographical boundaries and building a new organizational structure. Together with the IWK Health Centre and the Department of Health and Wellness, we are working as one system to develop long-term plans for delivering quality health services using our collective strengths and resources.
A provincial approach to planning health services for Nova Scotians allows us to understand the provincial and local needs of our populations. It also enables us to make the most of our talents, expertise and resources, and to implement best practices across the province.
This new framework requires reshaping many structures and working with other stakeholders. We look forward to co-ordinating with our partners in the health, education, justice and community service sectors and those in municipal and provincial government as we plan services provincially.
QEII Health Sciences Centre is a leading research and teaching centre that provides highly specialized medical and surgical services. The centre serves a million patients a year. Approximately 40 per cent of these patients are from outside Halifax or other parts of Atlantic Canada. Today, some of the most complicated, specialized services are delivered in the aging buildings at the Victoria General site of the QEII.
The QEII Redevelopment is a multi-year project that includes expansion and renovation of the Halifax Infirmary, Dartmouth General Hospital and Hants Community Hospital, enhancement of the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Centre and development of new community and specialized outpatient centres. In moving services out of the aging spaces, we have the opportunity to ensure safe, quality environments for patients, families, physicians and employees – for generations.
A provincial approach to planning health services for Nova Scotians allows us to understand the provincial and local needs of our populations.
QEII Health Sciences Centre is a leading research and teaching centre that provides highly specialized medical and surgical services.