Hip and Knee Action Plan
Nova Scotia Health Authority has a new multi-year hip and knee action plan underway. Our plan is helping even more Nova Scotians receive surgery and other supports they need to be well.
- Hip and Knee Action Plan Updates
- Hip and Knee Indicator Infographic (.pdf)
- New Wellness Model - Factsheet (.pdf)
- OAC Provincial Referral Fillable (.pdf)
- Northern Zone Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) celebrates official opening (Mar. 2021)
- A day in the life of a one of Nova Scotia Health’s first physician assistants (Nov. 2020)
- Check up with Dr. Carr S01E06 Erin Sephton, physician assistant at Nova Scotia Health talks about her journey from paramedic to the relatively new role of physician assistant (Nov. 2020)
- Same-day joint replacements help support access to surgeries during COVID-19 (Oct 2020)
- Nova Scotia Health opening new Orthopedic Assessment Clinic in New Glasgow this fall (Sept. 2020)
- Physician assistant role pilot aims to help improve access to hip and knee replacement surgeries (Sept. 2019)
- New registered nurse first assistant roles introduced in Cape Breton as part of multi-year action plan for hip and knee replacements (July 2019)
- Going home: Nova Scotia Health's hip and knee action plan helping joint replacement patients such as Sandra Tufts return to comfort of home sooner (Aug. 2019)
When Catherine Sears needed a new knee she was grateful to be supported by the Optimal Hip and Knee Clinic team in Membertou. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s hip and knee action plan is enhancing and expanding orthopedic assessment clinics like this one.