With recreational cannabis now legal in our country, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) reminds everyone that all NSHA sites and services are smoke-free environments. Smoking or vaping, whether it be cannabis, tobacco or other products, is not permitted. Anyone who chooses to smoke must also be aware of municipal bylaws that restrict where smoking can occur in public places.
When Nova Scotians need health care at home, licensed practical nurse Elaine Earle is the first to respond to their call for help. Seven days a week, the Yarmouth continuing care office receives calls from people asking for information and referrals for programs and services. Whether clients need help with dressing changes, essential housekeeping or getting equipment loans, Earle knows the difference that support can make in someone’s life.
Nova Scotians in need of tissue transplants now have much quicker access to care, thanks to a unique collaboration between Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Regional Tissue Bank (RTB) and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service (NSMES). That’s because a dedicated tissue recovery suite is located inside the medical examiner’s office – the first partnership of its kind in Canada.