In that moment on Dec. 6, 1917, Halifax was thrown into chaos. Roughly 9,000 people were injured and more than 1,900 killed, although determining precise numbers was difficult in the early aftermath of the disaster; even recent estimates vary somewhat. Newspapers in the days following the explosion were lined with descriptions of unidentified dead, as well as details about those still missing from loved ones desperate to find them.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is inviting groups of family doctors and existing family practice teams to identify their interest in working with the health authority to add new team members to their practices.
Last week Nova Scotia Health Authority sent a news release to let Nova Scotians know that those who had registered with Need a Family Practice would be contacted by an automated call to confirm their contact information and that it would come from an unusual number: 000-000-0000. The intent of these calls was to confirm whether people registered were still in need of a family practice and update contact information if required. The intent was never to remove people from the registry.
Nova Scotia Health Authority would like to assure the public that there will be no changes to emergency psychiatry services for children and adolescents in the Cape Breton area on Dec. 1. All existing child and adolescent mental health and addictions services will be offered as usual, including emergency inpatient admissions at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, as well as community-based and outpatient resources.
***Le texte en français suit le texte en anglais.*** Jean-Pierre (JP) Mineault was born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec. French is his first language. For the past four years, JP has spent Monday and Tuesday mornings being an ambassador volunteer at the Centennial and Dickson buildings at the VG site of the QEII.