Nova Scotia Health Authority wishes to advise the public that the emergency department at Northside General Hospital will remain closed until further notice. The emergency department was scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Mar. 26, at 8 a.m. but will now remain closed. This closure is due to the need to direct physician and nursing resources to other health care needs.
Many Nova Scotia Health Authority services are being reduced or suspended until further notice as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 as well as to conserve and redeploy our resources in anticipation of increasing demand related to the pandemic.
Nova Scotia Health Authority has opened COVID-19 assessment centres across the province. These assessment centres will further support efforts to identify and contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Nova Scotia where, to date, no cases have been confirmed.
It’s called the “silent thief” because it quietly sneaks up on you and robs you of your sight. “It” is glaucoma. March 8 to 14 is World Glaucoma Week, the perfect time for a reminder to get your eyes checked for this disease. That’s why Dr. Dr. Monica Carrillo, a Sydney-based member of the ophthalmology department with Nova Scotia Health Authority, is holding a free glaucoma screening clinic at Glace Bay Hospital on Monday, Mar. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s eye clinic. Also on Mar. 9, she will be holding a public education session, “Get the Goods on Glaucoma” at the Glace Bay Library, 143 Commercial Street at 6 p.m. to talk about glaucoma, risk factors, the importance of screening, when to get screened and more.