Nova Scotia Health, in partnership with IWK Health and Emergency Health Services (EHS), is providing a mobile primary care clinic for the public on Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 6960 Mumford Road, near Shoppers Drug Mart, from 9 a.m. until 4:20 p.m.
The communities of Colchester County in Northern Zone have embarked on a community-led project that aims to reduce the impacts of suicide within communities across Canada.
This project is called Roots of Hope.
With cold and flu season arriving in Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health is providing a series of mobile respiratory clinics for the Antigonish community throughout December at Antigonish Market Square, 149 Church Street, Unit 686.
The broad range of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic were significant for Nova Scotians, impacting each person and household differently. For some people who are d/Deaf*, hard of hearing, or those who've experienced hearing loss later in life, the impact of masking and the move to more virtual appointments took away significant access to communication. A solution was recently launched for Zoom for Healthcare virtual appointments that delivers improved service for those with lower access to sound and continue mitigating the risk of spreading the virus.
Located on the southwest shore of Nova Scotia, the Digby Collaborative Family Practice Team play an important role in supporting the health and wellness of the residents and surrounding communities.
The Digby and Area Health Services Centre (DAHSC), located next door to the Digby General Hospital, is operated by Nova Scotia Health, and is home to a comprehensive, collaborative team of interprofessional health care providers. The team also supports the Islands Health Centre, on Long Island which serves as a clinic for residents of Long and Brier Island and works in partnership with the Weymouth Medical Centre to provide satellite clinics with the Diabetes Centre and other health care providers based on provider availability.
In May 2022, Nova Scotia Health’s Innovation Hub launched a six-month commercialization project, funded by the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, with Virtual Hallway, a Nova Scotian company that enables collaboration of primary care providers directly with specialists to seek advice on patient care.
When Vanessa Nickelo started working on a new provincial heat alert system, she never could have imagined that her contribution to the project would garner national recognition. A rare and notable achievement, she has been selected to receive the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award for Building Resilient Communities, from Public Safety Canada.