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Prior to retiring in 2018, David Kersey finished the last 12 years of his career in finance in Nova Scotia’s health system. He began his career as a manager in accounts receivable and eventually became a senior manager of business development. Kersey was enjoying retired life with his family and dog, playing golf, creating a new BBQ sauce to go on whatever was coming off his backyard smoker, trying to bake a perfect loaf of sourdough bread and spending lots of time at the cottage.
The Atlantic Clinical Trials Network (ACTN) will receive approximately $2.5 million for the creation of various student training opportunities at the masters, PhD, postdoctoral and postdoctoral fellow levels, along with the creation of six new positions in Atlantic Canada focused on the development and coordination of clinical trial professional training within the region.
Nova Scotia Health’s QEII Health Sciences Centre made history again in the fall of 2022, becoming the first hospital in Atlantic Canada to use advanced real-time technology that fuses magnetic resonance images with ultrasound images, to allow more precise guided biopsies of suspected prostate cancer.
Every patient who experiences a major trauma in Nova Scotia rapidly moves through a system facilitated by Trauma Nova Scotia. That means whether someone becomes critically ill from an injury in Yarmouth or has a major trauma in Meat Cove, every patient is transported via Life Flight or ambulance to the QEII Hospital in Halifax (or the IWK for pediatric patients). The trauma team does everything they can to get the patient lifesaving care as soon as possible.
Having an adequate supply of skilled perioperative nurses and other care providers is vital to our province’s strategy to improve access and support more timely surgical care. The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers the Perioperative Nursing Program (PONP) that provides registered nurses (RNs) with the advanced education and training needed to work in operating rooms (ORs).