When Darlene Durant started her post-secondary studies, her goal was to become a health care professional. She was passionate about providing patients access to great nutrition services and care. Today, Durant is living out that passion, working as a clinical inpatient dietitian at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) in Amherst.
Some people calling the Mental Health and Addictions Intake Service may have received busy signals or their calls were disconnected for portions of the day on Wednesday and Thursday due to technical issues.
If you or a loved one attempted to contact the intake service and were unable to get connected, please call again at 1-855-922-1122.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) aims to help people living in Acadian and francophone communities live at home longer by gaining a better understanding of their distinct needs, challenges and barriers to accessing home and community-based supports.
Dick Prat was home alone sitting on his chesterfield when his right arm dropped off the arm rest.
“I was a little cloudy and I thought maybe I’d fallen asleep,” recalled Prat. “I stood up and my arm dropped. I was drooling a little. I thought, ‘I know what this is…’”
He was having a stroke.
Many of us associate the role of nurse practitioners with collaborative family practice teams in the province.
However, within Nova Scotia nurse practitioners are playing an increasingly important role in many other services including emergency departments, mental health and addictions, chronic disease and wellness, perioperative (surgical) services, and long-term care.