Whether it’s repairing wheelchairs and stretchers, changing air filters or climbing ladders to fix hospital lighting, there’s really no such thing as a typical day at work for Danielle Hansen-O’Farrill.
Nurse practitioner Heidi Fairbanks-Smith values the community connections she’s been able to establish. “I like the social aspect and personal connections; I know a lot of people and they know me,” said Fairbanks-Smith, who works out of the River Hebert Primary Health Care clinic.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Take Home Naloxone (THN) initiative has grown by “leaps and bounds,” according to provincial program coordinator Amanda Hudson. “We now have over 300 access points across the province,” said Hudson, who has been leading the THN program since it was first introduced two years ago.
Ensuring the safety of patients and staff inside the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department is at the forefront of what MRI technologist Lynda Vidito’s team does at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville each and every day.
Her Last Project, a film that chronicles a remarkable woman’s end-of-life journey, premieres on Friday, Sept. 13 as part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival’s documentary program. This extraordinary documentary follows Dr. Shelly Sarwal’s story of taking control of her destiny and leaving a lasting legacy. Diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, an incurable disease, Dr. Shelly Sarwal chose to end her life through medical assistance in dying (MAiD) and to become an organ and tissue donor.
Every month, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) will be featuring one of our more than 7,000 caring, compassionate volunteers who take time out of their own busy lives to help with NSHA's goals of health, healing and learning. Across the province, each and every day, dedicated volunteers enrich the experiences of patients, residents, clients and families in meaningful ways .
Phoebe Mandry returned to Halifax recently after four weeks of volunteering in Tanzania with RadAid International, which “brings radiology to low-resource areas by delivering education, equipment, infrastructure, and support.” Mandry, who normally as a radiation technologist and sonographer in the QEII Health Science Centre’s diagnostic imaging department, was in the east African country to teach ultrasound and bone density testing to sonographers, technologists and residents at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam.