The completion of Annapolis Valley’s first residential hospice was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting on Monday. The new facility will begin to welcome patients and families by the end of September 2020.
Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. This system currently includes the ability to book blood collection appointments at Woodlawn blood collection in Dartmouth and Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro. The service will be a new offering for the IWK; its blood collection and X-ray services will be added in the coming weeks.
Nova Scotia Health is offering a variety of online wellness programs this fall for adults of all ages on healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness, parenting, and reducing one’s health risks.
All of the sessions are free for anyone who lives within the province.
SPARK A Connection, a day-long event that focuses on the impact of social isolation on individuals and communities, will be held on Sept. 17. Over 100 participants from community organizations and other stakeholders who support vulnerable populations at risk of social isolation in the Richmond County/Strait area, Guysborough County and Antigonish Town and County will connect virtually via Zoom as well as in small groups adhering to public health physical distancing directives.
Public Health is advising of potential public exposure to COVID-19 in the Fitness Centre at Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax on the following dates/times:
• August 28, 29, 30 from 10 am to 1 pm
• August 31 and September 1 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Innovation in health care can take the form of a giant leap, a series of small refinements or a combination of the two. But innovation is always the product of collaboration and strong relationships and in this case, was helped along by a chance meeting in the hallway of a conference facility in Vienna.