Smoking is an addiction.” This is a fact that Lesley Dairou, a community outreach worker in Cape Breton, works tirelessly to educate people about. “A lot of people think that it’s a habit; but it’s not,” Dairou clarifies day in and day out.
Eleven community groups in Guysborough County have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities.
Somewhere on the roads between Cape Breton’s Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Baddeck’s Victoria Consolidated Memorial Hospital and Cheticamp’s Sacred Heart Hospital, you’ll likely find Paula Nishi driving from place to place. Nishi is an adult mental health clinician who works out of all three sites throughout the week.
For crisis response coordinator and social worker Joyce Morouney, helping people who reach out makes every day on the job rewarding. Morouney is a member of the crisis response services team, which works right outside Yarmouth Regional Hospital’s emergency department as part of Nova Scotia Health Authority’s mental health and addictions program.
Cape Breton orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Orrell has been named senior medical director for the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project. He joins a local leadership team that will help to reshape health care delivery in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).
Eleven community groups in Antigonish County have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities.
Going smoke-free is the most important decision you can make to improve your health and quality of life. And just by making that decision, you’ve already taken the first big step toward reaching that goal. In honour of National Non-Smoking Week, here are four tips and tools to help you make the leap to leading a smoke-free life.
Lisa Hartlen loves working with patients but her favourite part of every day is seeing them leave the hospital. The casual porter at the Halifax Infirmary enjoys wheeling a patient to the front doors and wishing them well as they go home after illness or injury.