Larry Baxter looked after his father for four years. He’s also been a part-time home care worker for 12 years. That experience, as well as his background working in the non-profit sector, made him an ideal candidate to be a volunteer patient family advisor (PFA) with Nova Scotia Health Authority’s continuing care team.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It’s that quote by Maya Angelou that motivates 27-year-old Kevin Acheson each and every day that he’s on the job as a registered nurse (RN) on the surgical unit of Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
Joana Eyong is one of 25 local university students who received a Diversity in Health Care Bursary funded by the QEII Foundation at a celebration held in the Bethune Ballroom at the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday evening. The bursaries are one way in which the QEII Foundation and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are working to encourage further education and greater diversity in the workforce. The $1,000 bursaries are earmarked for students who are African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and/or a persons with a disability.
Work on the next phase of a project to add a fire sprinkler system to the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital will begin in the coming weeks. In preparation for the work that will need to be done, the hospital’s emergency department (ED) will temporarily close starting Friday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. The ED will reopen when the work is completed, which is expected to be in the new year.
Radiation is an important treatment for many cancers. Join cancer specialists this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10:30 a.m. until noon inside Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library for a free information session called Radiotherapy to Control Cancer. Learn about radiation therapy, its many benefits and the latest treatments available in Nova Scotia, from both local and national experts.
Twenty-five local university students will receive Diversity in Health Care Bursaries, funded by the QEII Foundation, from Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone, at a special celebration set for this Wednesday, Oct. 2. The $1,000 bursary is earmarked for students who are African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community and/or persons with a disability. The selection of students was based on community involvement, financial need, educational goals and field of study.
Work on the hospital’s electrical system will limit services and visiting at Glace Bay Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 28. To complete work on the system, a power shutdown is planned for Saturday at the hospital. The shutdown is expected to start at 8 a.m. and last about 10 hours. The work being done during the shutdown will connect the diagnostic imaging (x-ray) department and the satellite renal dialysis unit area to the hospital’s emergency power panel.