Sarah Lavery wasn’t sure what career path she would choose, until a trip to her father’s workplace heightened her interest in health care. In 2016, she participated in ‘take your child to work day’ at Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) with her dad, Jody, who worked in the biomedical department at the hospital. Now, Sarah, is starting her clinical placement in the second year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Cape Breton University (CBU).
In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health mobile units will be offering testing in communities across the province.
prideHealth coordinator Garry Dart is working to be an agent of change on this front. Dart proudly identifies as Queer and Genderfluid (they/she/he) and is an active force within 2SLGBTQIA+ community advancement, having worked locally, provincially and nationally on HIV health advocacy, stigma and access to health care.
He is helping launch Nova Scotia Health’s first pronoun campaign, a campaign to raise understanding among health care team members of the importance of using pronouns and gender inclusive language, and translating this knowledge into practice.
Senior leaders from the four Atlantic provinces are jointly announcing the Atlantic Clinical Trials Network (ACTN) later today at the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the world’s largest event focused on biotechnology.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers across the globe faced an irrepressible challenge – how can patients continue to access care in a way that mitigates the risk of spreading the virus? The province of Nova Scotia responded to this challenge quickly by pivoting to expand the use of virtual care technology to reduce in-person visits.
With a smile on his face and optimism for the future in his eyes, Daraspreet Singh reflects on the journey that brought him to the current role of patient relations leader for Nova Scotia Health’s Central Zone. It’s a journey that started in dentistry and segued into health care management.