An event to showcase how the arts can be used to enhance patient care and well-being will be held next week. The Art of Medicine takes place Monday, May 27 at the St. Theresa’s Parish Centre, 285 St. Peters Road in Sydney. It runs from 7-9 p.m. and is organized by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Patients and clients from across the province shared their experiences of the care and service provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) in 2017-18, and the results are in! Overall, 88.4 per cent of survey respondents rated their experience of care positively. This result is 1.1 per cent lower than the 2016-17 rating. Areas surveyed in 2017-18 were mental health and addictions, primary health care, long-term care, cancer care, inpatient (hospital) care and outpatient services.
At any given time, the Division of Nephrology is involved in half a dozen clinical trials to test and/or validate new approaches to managing the many issues that arise with dialysis and kidney disease.
Patients and visitors are being asked to use South Shore Regional Hospital’s new elevator during upgrades to the two original elevators. Work on the elevators will begin May 21 and is expected to take six months. Once the upgrades are done, the public will continue to use the new elevator, while the others remain designated as service elevators for moving patients and supplies within the hospital, which is an important Accreditation Canada standard.
When patients are in hospital, it’s important to mitigate their risk of exposure to a hospital acquired infection during their stay. Eileen McIntyre, an infection prevention and control professional in Cape Breton, understands the immense work this takes.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) welcomes members of the public to attend its board of directors meeting Wednesday, May 22 in Liverpool. The meeting starts at 8:25 a.m. in the Brooklyn and Medway Rooms at the Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel and Conference Centre on Queens Place Drive. As promised at NSHA’s annual general meeting last summer, the board of directors will hold regular meetings at least six times each fiscal year, with four of those to include public sessions, as part of NSHA’s commitment to accountability and transparency.