In 2008, the Department of Anesthesia established an Office of Research (OoR) to foster research and lay the foundation for a research-rich department. The breadth of research includes basic science, clinical research, and product innovation. The projects are intraoperative, studying medications or medical devices used around the time of surgery, and also look at surgical recovery and the management of acute and chronic pain. The Department is home to world-renowned researchers in areas such as airway management, cannabinoids, and brain imaging and pain. This includes Canada Research Chair in Pain, Dr. Javeria Hashmi.
Nova Scotia Health is working to provide as much service as possible while recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Fiona.
Our emergency departments around the province are busy. We encourage those Nova Scotians who can wait for care to do so rather than visiting an emergency department.