Nova Scotia Health continues to work to reintroduce health services and increase activity levels of some programs that were reduced or stopped as part of our response to COVID-19. Starting Tuesday, August 4, people can once again access blood collection services, by appointment only, on certain days of the week at the following locations.
Tammy Ripley spent 90 days on the transplant wait list. She remembers every detail from the day she found out she would be receiving a heart transplant, right up until the moment she came out of surgery.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, social workers Holly Richardson and Loralee Smith, who work with collaborative family practice teams in Annapolis County, thought that making check-in phone calls to support community members, particularly seniors, would be helpful.
New phone numbers have been set up to help the public make blood collection appointments within three Eastern Zone hospitals and to address the volume of calls being received. Those hospitals include Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Glace Bay Hospital and St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Did you know that 30 to 40 per cent of adults report not being able to get a good night’s sleep? Also, more people have reported worse sleep over the past few months due to COVID-19. Here are a number of strategies that may improve your sleep quality. Be sure to discuss any new or persistent sleep difficulties with your health care provider to rule out medical or medication issues that may be affecting your sleep.
Nova Scotia Health and the IWK Health Centre will be requiring patients and visitors to wear a non-medical mask when entering hospitals and other health care facilities, beginning Monday, July 20, 2020.