Using the first voice perspective as a way to reduce stigma and increase knowledge is the focus of this year’s Living with Mental Illness and Addiction conference. This year’s conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two locations: the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59, 75 St. Ninian’s Street in Antigonish. While the conference will primarily take place in Sydney, two portions of the conference will take place in Antigonish, and will be live streamed to the audience in Sydney.
Looking for the perfect way to spend World Diabetes Day? Look no further. Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is hosting the second annual Let’s Talk Diabetes event on Nov. 14, 2019 at the Louis Millet Community Complex in New Minas – and all are invited.
For behaviour resource consultant Mary Anne Johnston of Pictou County, a simple mantra of “find out what they like and give it to them” helps her provide clients with compassionate care. Johnston began her career as a nurse and diligently worked to become the director of support planning at Riverview Home Corporation in Stellarton. Years later, she came across a job opening for a behaviour resource consultant. “I saw a job posting with the title ‘putting the pieces together’ and I was intrigued because I’ve always loved jigsaw puzzles.”
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Cancer Care Program is inviting patients, families and community members to attend a focus group about educational materials that are given to colorectal cancer patients at the time of diagnosis.
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.