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After 16 years as a pharmacist, Colleen MacInnis was ready to celebrate. It was February 9, and she and her staff at the TLC Pharmasave in Shelburne were joined by the local MLA for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the opening day as one of 12 Community Pharmacy Primary Clinics in Nova Scotia. “The very first morning, we stood together, the whole team, and it was like we needed to take a moment to recognize the fact that we are among the first in our profession to be stepping into this space,” said MacInnis.
Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) is working to improve supports for people living with alcohol and other substance use challenges. We gathered information on best practice supports for people needing withdrawal management or recovery supports from our patients/families and staff in Nova Scotia and from around the world.
Valet parking conjures up images of five-star hotels, ballgowns, and VIPs in flashy sports cars. But many patients in Halifax are finding out this service is not just for the rich and famous. Partners for Care in partnership with Indigo Park is now offering valet parking at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. It’s a relief for anyone who has ever franticly circled the lot looking for parking while the clock ticks down on their appointment time.
A new Cape Breton Cancer Centre is under construction at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. The original Cape Breton Cancer Centre opened in 1998 and currently serves more than double the patients for which it was built. The new, stand-alone centre will provide a more comfortable, supportive centre focused on patients and their families. Technology and additional supports under one roof will enhance the quality of care for patients, closer to home, and reduce the number of visits over the course of treatment.
Nova Scotia Health appreciates the unique and impactful contributions made by every employee, physician, learner, and volunteer. The organization recognizes that certain individuals or teams display exemplary performance in carrying out their duties, by exhibiting behaviours and producing results that reinforce our vision, mission, values and strategic directions.