For continuing care coordinator Evelyn Doyle, finding compassion in every situation is what helps her make positive differences in the lives of her clients. Doyle works and lives in Cheticamp, a fishing village in Cape Breton where French is the first language for most residents. As a continuing care coordinator who is also bilingual, Doyle ensures French-speaking clients and families in her community are equipped to understand their care and how to access support. Pour la coordonnatrice des soins continus Evelyn Doyle, faire preuve de compassion dans chaque situation l’aide à améliorer positivement la vie de ses clients. Evelyn Doyle vit et travaille à Chéticamp, un village de pêche du Cap-Breton où le français est la langue maternelle de la plupart des résidents. En tant que coordonnatrice de soins continus et personne bilingue, Evelyn veille à ce que ses clients et les familles francophones de sa collectivité comprennent les soins dont ils ont besoin et la façon d’obtenir de l’aide.
Angela Meagher grew up in Havre Boucher, graduated from university in Antigonish and found her passion for community nursing in Port Hawkesbury – combining her love for work with her love for community. “I chose community care for the different approach. It’s being able to support the client in their own environment,” said Meagher, who started her role as Nova Scotia Health Authority’s provincial manager of continuing care nursing just over two years ago.
Planned power outages will take place this weekend at Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck. These outages are necessary to replace equipment on the hospital’s emergency generator. The first outage is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The second outage is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During those outages, there will be no power within the facility.
For a few hours each month, patients at Yarmouth Regional Hospital are greeted by Nancy Winchester’s bright smile. Winchester shares her retirement time with Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) by greeting and helping employees, patients and families at the information desk.
October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities, and society at large. This year’s theme is "acting together to empower children, their families, and communities to end poverty" and 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The convention recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
For Bloom Program coordinator Dr. Laura Miller, the most important medication many patients take away from their local pharmacies is often positive “connection with other human beings.” Miller started in June as Nova Scotia Health Authority’s provincial lead for the Bloom Program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of people living with mental illness and addictions by connecting them directly with pharmacists.
The Crossroads Clubhouse in Sydney, a mental health and addictions program since May 1994, is part of an international community that redefines what it means to live with mental illness and promotes unique recovery through genuine relationships and a deep commitment to working together.