For Rhonda Porter, comforting a grieving family after learning their loved one will pass away is an important part of being a critical care organ donation coordinator. After families go through what is often one of the worst experiences of their lives, Porter and her fellow organ donation coordinators have the tough task of educating them about the organ donation process.
A minimally invasive surgical (MIS) suite has officially opened its doors at South Shore Regional Hospital. The first operation using the much sought-after MIS suite took place today, Tuesday, April 30. Minimally invasive surgeries are now standard in operating rooms (ORs) across the province and opening this suite has long been a high priority for South Shore Regional Hospital. The equipment used in MIS suites completes surgery through a few small incisions rather than one large opening, resulting in less pain, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays for patients.
NSHA Public Health is advising the public of a potential exposure to measles at the Halifax Infirmary’s emergency department. An individual travelled through Halifax and visited the emergency department at the QEII Health Sciences Centre on April 17 for symptoms unrelated to measles. However, the individual later developed measles and they were communicable at the time of their emergency department visit in Halifax. Public Health officials in New Brunswick are currently investigating the case in the Saint John area.