Beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 16, All Saints Springhill Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre will offer services weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. No evening or weekend service will be offered. These changes will remain in effect until Feb. 27. The CEC will reopen for regular hours on Monday, Feb. 28.
Increased visitor restrictions are in place at the following facilities and units in Northern Zone where inpatients and long-term care residents are not able to receive visitors due to COVID-19 activity and/or staffing requirements
The roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals are always evolving to better meet population health needs, and to improve timely access to care. Now, Registered Nurses (RNs) in Nova Scotia can prescribe a limited number of medications, devices and order relevant screening or diagnostic tests within their specific areas of expert nursing practice. This model has already effectively been implemented in other Canadian provinces and over twenty years ago in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe.
Nova Scotians are still advised to avoid unnecessary travel. However, if you must travel, it is critical that you research the requirements of your destination country, and those for returning home to Canada. Many countries have different requirements for entry.
The Speak Up for Healthcare Tour was a valuable opportunity for me to hear directly from you. I enjoyed travelling across the province to meet members of our team, tour our sites and gain valuable perspectives from those working directly with our patients and clients. I am continually learning and happy to see your good ideas keep coming in. I look forward to turning those ideas into action.
Every day, individuals and teams of staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers strive to deliver high quality care and services in all areas of our province. The Making Waves Awards program recognizes individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of Nova Scotians. The Making Waves Awards are designed to recognize exemplary efforts and contributions by employees, physicians, researchers and volunteers that advance our vision, mission, values and strategic directions.