As of Nov. 1, 2016, Nova Scotians who do not have access to a family practice, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, can call 811 Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit needafamilypractice.ca to be added to a provincial wait list.
Ask, listen, talk – and help save lives.
That was the theme of the 2016 Canadian Patient Safety Week, which ran Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 across the country, including throughout Nova Scotia Health Authority.
For Dr. Patrick McGrath, the big reward is helping other people. Nevertheless, the vice-president of research, innovation and knowledge translation for both Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, has been honoured with an array of major awards for his passion and vision, including most recently the Legacy of Leadership award.
Johnena Kennedy, community outreach worker and Parent Connect program facilitators Tammy MacPhee-Doyle and Andrea Weyman-Hickman received the Dr. M.A. Mian Awards at the 2016 Living with Mental Illness and Addiction Conference in Sydney for the impact they have had on the lives of people living with mental illness and addiction.