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Archive for November, 2010

Many patients in Nova Scotia are unable to find a family physician.  The Nova Scotia government has a website in place where you can search for a physician in your area.  Unfortunately many of the physicians on the site are already full but it never hurts to know where to go to ask.

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Dr. John Ross, provincial advisor on emergency care, makes 26 recommendations in his report: The Patient Journey Through Emergency Care in Nova Scotia: A Prescription for New Medicine.

The recommendations focus on improvements that can be made in:

  • Smaller hospitals
  • Larger hospitals
  • Funding and emergency care standards
  • Emergency Health Services (EHS)
  • Care for seniors
  • Care for people with mental illness

Download the report here.

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The Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection website can be found here.

The Department of Health Promotion and Protection was created in 2006 in response to the independent review of Public Health in Nova Scotia. HPP brings together Nova Scotia Health Promotion, the Public Health branch of the Department of Health, and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Together they form a government department dedicated to promoting and protecting health and preventing illness and injury. Nova Scotia is transforming its Public Health system to address the complex health challenges of the 21st century.

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Public Health Agency of Canada

Did you know there is a website for the Public Health Agency of Canada? There is tons of information on site discussing a variety of topics ranging from Childhood Obesity to Travel Health.  We’ve added the site to our links section for easy reference in the future.

PHAC’s primary goal is to strengthen Canada’s capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health-care system.

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The St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday November 13th, 2010 at the Waverly Legion.  Time is from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

Cost is $7.00 per person or $15 Family and includes chicken soup or fish chowder as well as tea or coffee, roll, and gingerbread or apple crisp.

Additionally, there are hot dogs and juice for $3.00

The activities include a bake sale, crafts, cookie mix n’ match, silent auction, children’s Christmas corner, and much more!

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Last Post, Moment of Silence followed by Rouse

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Remembrance Day

Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed and served for our country so that we can live as we do today.  Lest we forget.

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