Dr. Michelle Saxon is a family physician in Middleton, Nova Scotia. She is the first to admit, there are definite challenges with practicing in rural Nova Scotia that go beyond physician shortages. In a perfect world, there would be more resources and supports available to physicians and more access to valued allied health professionals that keep the system moving.
Nova Scotia Health Is asking people with appointments at the Victoria General site of the QEII, including the Dickson Building, to allow extra time to travel to the site due to a Halifax Water project beginning Monday, May 2 that will affect drivers and Halifax Transit users.
In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing when needed, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health mobile units will be offering testing throughout the province.
It was a chilly afternoon in March when a Truro Flying Club single-engine plane took flight from the Debert Airport. On board, Nova Scotia Health Northern Zone Public Health nurses (PHN) Angela Smith and Heidi Brown, along with enough COVID-19 vaccine to immunize an entire community.