The Atlantic Clinical Trials Network (ACTN) will receive approximately $2.5 million for the creation of various student training opportunities at the masters, PhD, postdoctoral and postdoctoral fellow levels, along with the creation of six new positions in Atlantic Canada focused on the development and coordination of clinical trial professional training within the region.
Nova Scotia Health’s QEII Health Sciences Centre made history again in the fall of 2022, becoming the first hospital in Atlantic Canada to use advanced real-time technology that fuses magnetic resonance images with ultrasound images, to allow more precise guided biopsies of suspected prostate cancer.
COVID testing continues to be available to Nova Scotians experiencing symptoms. In an effort to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to COVID-19 testing as needed, especially those in rural communities where testing is not available nearby, the Public Health mobile units will be offering testing in the communities listed below. All upcoming mobile unit clinics can be found online at https://www.nshealth.ca/PHMU.
Every patient who experiences a major trauma in Nova Scotia rapidly moves through a system facilitated by Trauma Nova Scotia. That means whether someone becomes critically ill from an injury in Yarmouth or has a major trauma in Meat Cove, every patient is transported via Life Flight or ambulance to the QEII Hospital in Halifax (or the IWK for pediatric patients). The trauma team does everything they can to get the patient lifesaving care as soon as possible.