The Emergency Department at the Glace Bay Hospital will be closed Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. It reopens on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 a.m. The department will also be closed on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. until Thursday, May 17 at 7 a.m. and
Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m. until Monday, May 21 at 7 a.m.
At a time when more and more people in Nova Scotia are searching for a family doctor, nurse practitioners (NPs) are proving their ability not only to help fill the gap, but to bring new value to patients.
In addition to her work as a nurse practitioner in primary health care, Kim Lamarche is an educator and a researcher. The DNP (Doctorate in Nursing Practice) spends a third of her time as tenured associate faculty member with Athabasca University – touted as a leader in undergraduate and graduate education in Canada—teaching NPs via online courses.
A new patient capacity process is being adopted at Glace Bay Hospital emergency department (ED) this month. The process is being put in place to better manage the flow of patients through the ED and to provide support to physicians working in the department prior to temporary nighttime closures in the ED.