“The boundaries are down,” said Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Vice-president, Stewardship and Accountability, and Chief Financial Officer, Allan Horsburgh. He’s referring to the benefits of being one system as compared to nine separate health authorities, a change that allowed the organization to achieve a balanced budget in fiscal 2015-16, a result not experienced in the Nova Scotia health system in the past several decades.
Volunteer Services works in partnership with the Department of Education, the Halifax and Annapolis Valley Regional School Boards to provide 100 hour volunteer opportunities during the school year for students in Grade 11 and 12 in hospitals and health centers throughout the Central Zone.
A new health team will help ensure African Nova Scotian men have access to the health care that they need.
The Nova Scotia Brotherhood team provides gender- and culturally-appropriate primary medical care plus health and wellness services for men of African descent across the greater Halifax area.
Sometimes, the best way to explain how health programs work is through a patient’s point of view.
The following testimonial was submitted to NSHA by a client whose life was changed by engaging in the programs offered in her community by Community Health Teams. These teams offer free wellness programs and wellness navigation services.
A new technique for applying radiation therapy is helping patients at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre avoid damage to tissue during treatment. With the breath-hold technique patients are instructed to take a deep breath and hold it while radiation is delivered to the target area.
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 on Monday, May 30 at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation (formerly Holy Angels High School) in Sydney. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. and is organized by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
People from across Atlantic Canada are gathering in Sydney later this week to take part in this year’s Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association (NSHPCA) annual conference. The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Palliative Care Service in Cape Breton is hosting this year’s event. The conference takes place May 27 & 28 at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre. This year’s theme is “Integration, Information and Inspiration”.