Nova Scotia Health promotes a smoke-free, tobacco-free, and vape-free environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Nova Scotia Health is committed to helping people smoke less, stop smoking, and stay smoke-free. This pamphlet provides information about smudging ceremonies, stopping smoking, referral to Tobacco Free Nova Scotia (TFNS), and what to do if you decide you are ready to try to quit tobacco. Contact information for TFNS and the Stop Smoking Program is provided. The French version of …
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
You may choose to write to your loved one’s transplant recipient. If you would like to write to a transplant recipient, this pamphlet provides some information to guide you, including whether you will hear from the transplant recipient. Contact information for the Family Support Liaison is provided.
As part of your care, you may be provided supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It is important that you have the information you need to make informed decisions while receiving Continuing Care services. This pamphlet explains what you can expect in terms of quality care, dignity and respect, your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Health Patient/F…
This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write y…
Blind, deafblind and partially sighted people have different levels of mobility and independence. Some people who are blind, deafblind or partially sighted may have other disabilities that affect the level of help they need. This pamphlet explains how to help people who are blind, deafblind or partially sighted, and provides appropriate actions and words that you can use. Information about the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), as well as NSHA's Diversity and Inclusion Program, is…
Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
This pamphlet gives information about the Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) at the QEII. Topics include the services provided by GDH, attendance, medical care, family, transportation, medications, cost of the program, GDH closures and discharge. Contact information is also provided.
The goal of any hospital stay is to help treat symptoms and make you feel better (if possible) by providing the best treatments and interventions possible. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are very sick and/or dying, and are admitted to the hospital. It lists treatments that may be used and when they may be needed. A list of definitions is also provided.
This brochure gives an overview of the most common fees associated with your care at any hospital in the Annapolis Valley, South Shore, or South West area if you are an out-of-country visitor. The French version of this pamphlet 1682, "Frais médicaux pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur du pays : Vallée de l’Annapolis, Rive-Sud, Sud-Ouest", is also available.
This brochure gives an overview of the most common fees associated with your care at any hospital in the Cape Breton, Guysborough, or Antigonish area if you are an out-of-country visitor. The French version of this pamphlet 1684, "Frais médicaux pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur du pays : Cap-Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish", is also available.
This brochure gives an overview of the most common fees associated with your care at any hospital in the Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, or Pictou area if you are an out-of-country visitor. The French version of this pamphlet 1686, "Frais médicaux pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur du pays : Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou", is also available.
This brochure gives an overview of the most common fees associated with your care at any hospital in the Halifax and West Hants area if you are an out-of-country visitor. The French version of this pamphlet 1688, "Frais médicaux pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur du pays : Région d’Halifax, de la Côte-Est et de la section ouest du comté de Hants", is also available.
This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital cares for people with intense mental health issues or concerns. It supports your recovery through outpatient (day) treatment, group therapy, and helping you stay connected with your loved ones and the community. This pamphlet explains how to take part in Day Hospital programs, how to access the Day Hospital, what care and programs the Day Hospital offers, and who is on your Day Hospital health care team. Information on how long you will take p…
Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.