From the kid-run food security project Hope Blooms based in north-end Halifax, to therapeutic horseback riding camps for children and adults with disabilities in the Annapolis Valley, our Wellness Fund supports community projects across the province that help Nova Scotians lead healthier lives. If you know of a new and innovative non-profit initiative that would benefit from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) financial assistance, now is the time to apply for Wellness Funds through your local Community Health Board (CHB).
I am writing to let you know that after a nation-wide search over the past several months, we have appointed Dr. Nicole Boutilier as Vice-President of Medicine. Dr. Boutilier will start her new role in July.
The benefits of quitting smoking and other forms of tobacco after a cancer diagnosis is the subject of a free public lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Halifax Public Library on Spring Garden Road. The lecture, Why quit smoking after you have cancer?, will be presented by Dr. Graham Warren, an international leader and expert on tobacco cessation within cancer care and a radiation oncologist from the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Making it easier, and more affordable, for a student to receive training and find a health care career in Shelburne is one of the goals of the Roseway Hospital student sponsorship program. The program is a partnership between Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Municipality of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne, the Municipality of Barrington, the Town of Clark's Harbour, the Town of Lockeport, the Roseway Hospital Auxiliary and the Roseway Hospital Foundation.
An event to showcase how the arts can be used to enhance patient care and well-being will be held next week. The Art of Medicine takes place Monday, May 27 at the St. Theresa’s Parish Centre, 285 St. Peters Road in Sydney. It runs from 7-9 p.m. and is organized by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Patients and clients from across the province shared their experiences of the care and service provided by Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) in 2017-18, and the results are in! Overall, 88.4 per cent of survey respondents rated their experience of care positively. This result is 1.1 per cent lower than the 2016-17 rating. Areas surveyed in 2017-18 were mental health and addictions, primary health care, long-term care, cancer care, inpatient (hospital) care and outpatient services.