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Healthcare Professionals Recruitment


Thirty organizations from across the province will receive support through the OHPR Community Fund this year. 

The fund, established in 2022, is an action item in Action for Health, the government’s plan to improve healthcare. It supports community healthcare recruitment and retention initiatives organized by local non-profit organizations, charitable community groups, cultural organizations, member-based organizations and boards, municipalities and chambers of commerce.

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YourHealthNS Pilot Project


Premier Tim Houston announced a pilot project that allows patients to access their medical records through the YourHealthNS app.

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Pilot Program to Educate More CCAs


A new continuing care assistant (CCA) program will be tested this year with the goal of improving training and getting more CCAs delivering quality care sooner.

A six-month training program with updated curriculum that better reflects the complex care needs of older Nova Scotians will be piloted in April, with a second class in the fall. The current average length of CCA training is eight months.

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New Master of Nursing in Mental Health & Addictions


Registered nurses wanting to gain advanced skills and education in mental health and addictions care now have the opportunity to do so in Nova Scotia through a new university program.

Dalhousie’s school of nursing will offer Atlantic Canada’s first master of nursing, mental health and addictions this fall. There are 22 spots available.

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