If you’ve been to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish recently, you may have seen Artist-in-Residence Rachel Power, or one of her volunteers, folding paper cranes with patients, their loved ones or staff members.
Thanks to the Nova Scotia Antidote Program—launched as a pilot project in the Central Zone in 2005 and rolled out province-wide in 2009—people who ingest toxic doses of medications and other potentially dangerous substances can access an antidote no matter where in the province they live.
Digby will once again be overrun with rats this week and over Labour Day weekend. The 2017 Wharf Rat motorcycle rally began Wednesday, and is expected to draw thousands of bikers, enthusiasts, fans and curious onlookers to the Town of Digby and surrounding areas.
A partnership between Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, MicroResearch Nova Scotia provides community-focused research training, mentorship and small grants for health research projects conceived and conducted locally.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is enhancing after-hours access and safety at Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck. A new camera and intercom system has been installed at the hospital’s main entrance to allow safe after-hours access for visitors to the site as well as patients coming to the emergency department.
Survey results released Wednesday by Nova Scotia Health Authority show that 98.8 per cent of Nova Scotia cancer patients are highly satisfied with their cancer care, rating their overall quality of care as excellent, very good or good.
Renovating a hospital is not a simple task; there are many moving pieces that must be carefully considered in addition to the task of planning and designing a space that will function well now and 20 years from now.
The addition of a new elevator at South Shore Regional Hospital will improve care, comfort and privacy for patients. Installation of the elevator is scheduled to begin Aug. 2 and is expected to take 10 months.