Staff along with community partners, are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, Sept. 30- Oct. 7. The week will be used to highlight the importance of supporting a mother who is breastfeeding, and supporting a culture of breastfeeding in local Cape Breton communities.
Health care professionals, care providers and community workers came together in Truro on Thursday for a workshop aimed at helping them better understand the challenges of supporting individuals with mental health and addiction issues, who are also living with a traumatic brain injury. The free event was sponsored by the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation and organized by members of Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions team.
The Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program is part of Nova Scotia Health Authority and is responsible for cancer programs and services across the province including: cancer prevention and early detection, treatment, follow-up, supportive care, palliative care and end-of-life care.
Nine local university students received diversity bursaries from Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone (Halifax area and West Hants) at a Sept. 26 celebration at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The bursaries are one way in which NSHA is working to encourage greater diversity in the workforce.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is pleased to see that the provincial government’s budget, released Tuesday, supports a number of our key priorities for ensuring Nova Scotians have access to the programs and services they need to stay healthy.
There’s still time to register for a free two-day workshop being hosted by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. The workshop, called “Ways to Wellness IX: Two Days of Hoping & Coping,” takes place Sept. 29 & 30 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128 in Whitney Pier. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days and is open to cancer patients and a family member/support person.
Nova Scotia Legislature Speaker of the House Kevin Murphy officially opened the Rick Hansen Healing Garden Friday at Common Roots Urban Farm, making the occasion by planting a ceremonial flower in a wheelchair-accessible garden bed.