As the Veteran’s Unit at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg celebrates its 30th anniversary, veterans and long-time staff members reflect on the unit's proud history of caring for veterans from the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and the Merchant Marine.
In 2015, the Central Zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax area and West Hants) formed a blood collection advisory committee made up of community members and stakeholders. The committee launched a public survey and asked you to tell us about your experience of both public and independent blood collection services, and what is most important to you. Here’s what you told us.
In 1989 when Mary* found the courage to speak to someone about being sexually assaulted, it was a hotline where someone asked for her name and number, and she had to wait 24 hours for them to return her call.
“It was scary enough to reach out, but not to really reach anyone made me hang up. It was not until three months later that I found the courage to finally leave my name. I called three times over the three months in hoping of actually just talking to someone,” she said.
Stephen Dickson, a retired Bell Canada executive, and his wife were on a waiting list for a family doctor when the Eastside Collaborative Care Centre opened in New Glasgow in 2010.
The collaborative practice was a joint partnership between the former Pictou County Health Authority (now Nova Scotia Health Authority) and the Nova Scotia Department of Health.
Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, death – none of these things are welcome at a family barbecue or staff picnic.
But more than 500 Nova Scotians invite them each year through improper preparation, cooking and maintaining of food.