Close to 17 months after crews broke ground on the new addition at Dartmouth General Hospital, the facility’s staff, physicians and contractors are continuing to work together to create modern new care spaces that will better meet the needs of patients today and in the future.
When Dr. Amanda MacDonald and a fellow doctor initially opened their Windsor medical practice four years ago, there was a lineup of would-be patients stretching around the building and down the block on opening day.
If you have received a call or email from NSHA’s Stephanie Goodwin, you are likely on the receiving end of some positive news about your own health care. Stephanie is one of more than 10 people on the Need a Family Practice Registry team in Nova Scotia who are connecting registrants with either a physician or a nurse practitioner who are taking on patients.
The Sydney Renal Clinic is hosting its 5th Transplant Expo on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Ukrainian Hall in Whitney Pier. It takes places from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The expo focuses on helping kidney transplant patients better manage their own care. It is open to transplant donors, recipients and their families, people awaiting transplants and their families and the public. A limited number of seats remain available until Monday, Sept. 10. To register, contact 902-567-8067.
Roaring engines, polished chrome and the smell of leather aren’t the only traditions rolled out during Digby’s annual Wharf Rat Rally. For the past decade, patients at Digby General Hospital have had their own, personal rally when a number of bikers roll into the hospital back parking lot.
Both Jim MacLean, Manager of Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) for the QEII Redevelopment Project and Justin Haynes, the project’s Senior Systems Analyst pride themselves on the lens of expertise they provide the health care project. They recently sat down to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the role of IM/IT in health care.
When a person who is addicted to intravenous drugs lands in hospital with a serious health issue, staff have a double-barrelled crisis on their hands: now, they have a patient who is medically unstable due to illness and also at risk of life-threatening opioid withdrawal.