NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Carolyn Desjardins, the wife of an organ donor and a nurse in the dialysis unit at All Saints Springhill Hospital in Cumberland County. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 23-29.
Nothing prepared me for the sudden death of my husband, Craig, almost two years ago. But because he was an organ donor, his death allowed another man to live.
Construction of a new health-care clinic in Shelburne is expected to start in June, as the community welcomes two new doctors and two new nurses to the area.
Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.
A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.
Four communities across Cape Breton are welcoming seven new nurses. As a result, about 4,000 additional people on the island will have access to primary health care.
Twelve communities across Nova Scotia are welcoming 23 new nurses. As a result, up to 14,000 more Nova Scotians are gaining access to primary care.
Government is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 11.
Government is moving forward with renovations to the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.
New Waterford is getting a new community health centre.
A new provincial policy framework will support future options for hospice care.
Glace Bay area residents who need dialysis are a step closer to receiving treatment in their own community.
The Cumberland Opioid Council will help people learn about the dangers of opioids and how to deal with them, thanks to a grant of $5,225 from the province announced today, March 31.
NOTE: A full list of the Council of the College of Paramedics members follows the release.
The College of Paramedics will come into effect on April 1, making paramedicine a self-regulated profession in Nova Scotia.
Isolation isn’t good for anyone’s mental or physical health.
Cape Bretoners will get some help eating better through new provincial funding for two projects that increase access to local, healthy food.
One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design state-of-the-art operating rooms and interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary, part of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
The Digby and Area Health Services Centre will soon be getting three new doctors and a new family practice nurse.
African Nova Scotians will be getting some help managing their health with the support of personalized health coaching.
Government will work to enhance and better coordinate mental health supports offered to children and youth, through school facilities like youth health centres.
Renovating an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures.