Installation work continues to add a fire sprinkler system to New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Work is wrapping up this week in the main entrance, reception/waiting area and switchboard/admitting area. In January, Installation work will begin on the next section of the main floor that will include the emergency department, diagnostic imaging, lab, ambulatory care, ultrasound and EKG. This work is expected to take eight to 10 weeks and will impact some services.
Social worker, Debra Philpitt has always considered herself lucky to work within the field of community outreach and development. She is excited to bring that experience and enthusiasm to her new role as coordinator for the Eastern Kings Community Health Board (CHB).
An external canopy is being removed from the main entrance at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital starting Monday, Dec. 9. The canopy is approximately 56 years old and its condition has gradually deteriorated. A structural engineer assessed the canopy and advised it be removed as a safety measure. The removal work is expected to take seven to nine days to complete.
Did you know that 30 to 50 per cent of prescriptions for antibiotics may be inappropriate? For antimicrobial stewardship clinical coordinator Andrea Kent that statistic is the drive for her antimicrobial stewardship work.
Public Health is contacting piercing clients of The Tat Tomb Gallery in Sydney between June and November 2019. This is following an inspection by Nova Scotia Environment that found there may have been an increased risk of contracting an illness through improperly cleaned piercing instruments.
Nova Scotia Health Authority rolled out the first phase of a new program earlier this year that allows emergency department staff to provide patients with take-home naloxone kits in the Western Zone (Annapolis Valley, South Shore and South West Nova Scotia).