This year, hundreds of Nova Scotians like Chris will require wound care after surgery, due to an injury or because they have one-time or ongoing wounds caused by other problems like heart disease, diabetes, or poor mobility.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is now able to confirm the composition of black debris that has formed on some sterilized surgical trays at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary site.
Testing of the debris shows it is composed of chromium, copper, iron, zinc and nickel. The material has been sent to a local toxicologist to determine whether the substance is toxic.
7,000 is an impressive number. And even more impressive, this is the number of volunteers Nova Scotia Health Authority is fortunate to have across the province.
Thank you to all of our volunteers. You are valued members of the Nova Scotia Health Authority team.
With more than 23,400 employees, 2,500 physicians, 4,500 learners and 7,000 volunteers, Nova Scotia Health Authority is a sizable community unto itself. Our work in both rural and urban settings takes place in our one specialty hospital, nine regional hospitals and 35 community locations.
Our visual identity, inspired by the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, signifies the momentum and strength we have to shift the conversation about health. Just as each ocean wave impacts the shape of our coast, the collective effort of individuals and communities will impact the health of our province and our people.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to announce that the QEII is now home to one of the largest automated lab track systems in North America, which processes blood and other specimens and uses the first software of its kind on the world. Located in the QEII’s Mackenzie building at the VG site in Halifax, the lab completes nine million tests per year - about 25,000 tests a day.