***Le texte en français suit le texte en anglais.*** Jean-Pierre (JP) Mineault was born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec. French is his first language. For the past four years, JP has spent Monday and Tuesday mornings being an ambassador volunteer at the Centennial and Dickson buildings at the VG site of the QEII.
Starting Monday, Dec. 4, changes are being made at Northside General Hospital’s emergency department (ED) to better manage the flow of patients through the ED. They include changing the ED’s hours and putting a new patient capacity process in place.
The Need a Family Practice registry is a list of Nova Scotians who do not currently have a family doctor or nurse practitioner. NSHA will be conducting automated calling over the next couple of weeks to people on the registry. These calls are to confirm the registrant’s contact information and need for a primary care provider.
The Auditor General’s recent reviews on mental health services, family doctor resourcing and home care contract management provide three clear messages that align with our strategic plan and priorities.
Shelley has been trying to stop smoking for a while. She participated in a community stop smoking program with some success, but was drawn to a local stop smoking program for people living with mental illness due to the additional support it provided.
Nova Scotia’s Mental Health Crisis Telephone Line is getting upgrades this week that will allow callers to wait on the line for the next available crisis intervenor should they not get through immediately, rather than leaving a message.
Jean Ann Attwood-Ryan, outreach worker and the Opioid Recovery Program received the Dr. M.A. Mian awards at the 2017 Living with Mental Illness and Addiction Conference for the impact they have had on the lives of people living with mental illness and addiction.