Hospitals throughout Nova Scotia continue to see higher than normal emergency visits and demands for hospital beds, which are resulting in delays in care, including some surgical services.
These pressures come at a time when Nova Scotia, like other provinces and territories, is also experiencing considerable staffing challenges, including nursing vacancies, that have been made worse by the pandemic.
“A lot of people don’t see what we see,” said Christine (Chris) Porter, executive director of The Ally Centre of Cape Breton as she describes a population her organization works with daily. That population are those that are homeless in Cape Breton.
WestJet Encore 4731 travelling on September 12 from St. John’s (10:20 p.m.) to Halifax (12:09 a.m. on September 13). Passengers in rows 12-18, seats C, D and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 27.
Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy wears many hats in the run of a week: a health system and nurse leader, researcher, a champion for innovation, an expert advisor on workforce planning, and an advisor of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on one Swoop flight and one WestJet flight, as well as there being a correction to the exposure notification released on September 12 for one location in Pugwash. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.