Darrell MacMullin, provincial culinary and chef manager, takes a customer service approach to everything he does. This includes ensuring the safety of all food served to patients and staff throughout Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Heidi Brown considers it part of her job to make the middle school students she serves feel safe and comfortable with immunizations. That’s why the Colchester/East Hants health protection team member was surprised to learn that her manager, Lori McCracken, had nominated her as a Patient Safety Champion.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is currently recruiting midwives to join maternal and child services based out of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. The Antigonish community midwives team, most recently comprised of two staff members, is being put on hold due to unexpected circumstances.
Although colon cancer is not in the spotlight like breast and prostate cancer, it is the second-most common cancer in Nova Scotia in both women and men. And, rates are higher in Atlantic Canada than the rest of the country.
A new patient capacity process is being adopted at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital’s emergency department (ED)/collaborative emergency centre (CEC) this month. The process is being put in place to better manage the flow of patients through the ED/CEC and to provide support to physicians working in the department prior to closures.