Nova Scotia Health Environmental Laboratory Services water testing within Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas) is being suspended until further notice. This is in effect immediately for at least two weeks and then will be reassessed at that time.
In response to the recent increase of potential COVID-19 public exposure locations in the Central Zone and the resulting heightened demand for testing, Public Health’s mobile health units will be in Lake Echo and Dartmouth this week to offer additional testing in the areas most affected.
When Eileen Rivas de Caccavale, logistic manager, supply chain operations at Nova Scotia Health, heard that a local business was going to donate 11,000 face shields to frontline workers, she immediately picked up the phone to call the donor.
National Volunteer Week is a great time to reflect on the expertise, wisdom and experience that volunteers in research bring to the health system in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Marie-Laurence Tremblay, manager of Nova Scotia Health’s Research Ethics Board, attributes its success to the board members, all of whom volunteer their time to support the integrity, safety and quality of research at Nova Scotia Health.