Nova Scotia Health is in the process of contacting a total of 211 people by letter whose personal health information was inappropriately accessed in two separate and unrelated incidents. Everyone who is affected will hear directly from Nova Scotia Health and we will be available to discuss the details of these breaches with them.
Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 626 on July 19 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at approximately 10 p.m. and landed in Halifax at approximately 1 a.m. July 20.
Nova Scotia Health continues to work to reintroduce health services and increase activity levels of some programs that were reduced or stopped as part of our response to COVID-19. Starting Tuesday, August 4, people can once again access blood collection services, by appointment only, on certain days of the week at the following locations.
Tammy Ripley spent 90 days on the transplant wait list. She remembers every detail from the day she found out she would be receiving a heart transplant, right up until the moment she came out of surgery.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, social workers Holly Richardson and Loralee Smith, who work with collaborative family practice teams in Annapolis County, thought that making check-in phone calls to support community members, particularly seniors, would be helpful.
New phone numbers have been set up to help the public make blood collection appointments within three Eastern Zone hospitals and to address the volume of calls being received. Those hospitals include Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Glace Bay Hospital and St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.