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.
The ten Community Health Boards (CHBs) of the northern zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are pleased to announce that nearly $160,000 of funding has been provided to community projects that support local population health priorities.
When Darlene Durant started her post-secondary studies, her goal was to become a health care professional. She was passionate about providing patients access to great nutrition services and care. Today, Durant is living out that passion, working as a clinical inpatient dietitian at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) in Amherst.