In that moment on Dec. 6, 1917, Halifax was thrown into chaos. Roughly 9,000 people were injured and more than 1,900 killed, although determining precise numbers was difficult in the early aftermath of the disaster; even recent estimates vary somewhat. Newspapers in the days following the explosion were lined with descriptions of unidentified dead, as well as details about those still missing from loved ones desperate to find them.
The Emergency Department at the Strait Richmond Hospital will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 a.m.
The department reopens on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 a.m.
This closure is due to the unavailability of physicians to cover the shift.
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest open emergency department. For non-emergency health advice from a registered nurse, please call 811. The provincial Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is inviting groups of family doctors and existing family practice teams to identify their interest in working with the health authority to add new team members to their practices.
Last week Nova Scotia Health Authority sent a news release to let Nova Scotians know that those who had registered with Need a Family Practice would be contacted by an automated call to confirm their contact information and that it would come from an unusual number: 000-000-0000. The intent of these calls was to confirm whether people registered were still in need of a family practice and update contact information if required. The intent was never to remove people from the registry.
Nova Scotia Health Authority would like to assure the public that there will be no changes to emergency psychiatry services for children and adolescents in the Cape Breton area on Dec. 1. All existing child and adolescent mental health and addictions services will be offered as usual, including emergency inpatient admissions at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, as well as community-based and outpatient resources.