Whether it’s repairing wheelchairs and stretchers, changing air filters or climbing ladders to fix hospital lighting, there’s really no such thing as a typical day at work for Danielle Hansen-O’Farrill.
Nurse practitioner Heidi Fairbanks-Smith values the community connections she’s been able to establish. “I like the social aspect and personal connections; I know a lot of people and they know me,” said Fairbanks-Smith, who works out of the River Hebert Primary Health Care clinic.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Take Home Naloxone (THN) initiative has grown by “leaps and bounds,” according to provincial program coordinator Amanda Hudson. “We now have over 300 access points across the province,” said Hudson, who has been leading the THN program since it was first introduced two years ago.
Ensuring the safety of patients and staff inside the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department is at the forefront of what MRI technologist Lynda Vidito’s team does at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville each and every day.