Let’s face it, a trip to the hospital is usually filled with a little bit of fear, apprehension and nervous energy. That’s why we have volunteers to greet and help patients and visitors as they arrive at our facilities across the province.
The community health boards representing Antigonish Town and County, Guysborough and Strait Richmond released their Collaborative Community Health Plan, outlining four priority areas identified by their communities after extensive community engagement.
Staff along with community partners, are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, Sept. 30- Oct. 7. The week will be used to highlight the importance of supporting a mother who is breastfeeding, and supporting a culture of breastfeeding in local Cape Breton communities.
Health care professionals, care providers and community workers came together in Truro on Thursday for a workshop aimed at helping them better understand the challenges of supporting individuals with mental health and addiction issues, who are also living with a traumatic brain injury. The free event was sponsored by the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation and organized by members of Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions team.
The Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program is part of Nova Scotia Health Authority and is responsible for cancer programs and services across the province including: cancer prevention and early detection, treatment, follow-up, supportive care, palliative care and end-of-life care.
Nine local university students received diversity bursaries from Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone (Halifax area and West Hants) at a Sept. 26 celebration at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The bursaries are one way in which NSHA is working to encourage greater diversity in the workforce.