Pregnancy is an important time to gain knowledge and skills for a healthy pregnancy, birth and adjustment to parenthood. Public Health offers a number of programs and supports to help Nova Scotians beginning during pregnancy and thoughout parenthood.
This program varies by region
BRIDGEWATER & AREA FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Nova Scotia Health Authority, in a proud community partnership with the Lunenburg County YMCA is pleased to offer this 8 week, comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
(This service varies by region.)
BRIDGEWATER & AREA FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC
This is an outpatient clinic directed by Cardiology and lead by a Nurse (RN/NP) with specialty training in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
This clinic offers outpatient education for patients and family caregivers living with CHF. Two referral options are available for patients in this clinic: Referrals must be initiated by a physician or nurse practitioner.
A program for persons with history of stroke, heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke), angina or risk factors for stroke and heart attack. Persons can register for this free 2-hour class offered on the 4th Monday every other month at 1pm. Participants will learn about risk factors, nutiriton and healthy eating, exercise and activity, and what happens to the body during a heart attack or stroke. Available at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital and the Clare Health Centre via telehealth.
The cardiovascular clinic (Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital) in South West Health aims to work with people who have experienced stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attack), and myocardial infarction. People can contact the clinic directly or have their family physician refer them. The cardiovascular clinic evolved out of the stroke clinic where all stroke patients discharged in South West Health were automatically referred to the clinic. This clinic has expanded and broadened to a cardiovascular scope.
Palliative care enhances the quality of life of people with a life-limiting illness. It does this by preventing and relieving suffering.
In addition to helping the patient, palliative care helps a family cope during a family member’s illness and death, and during the grief process.
Palliative care may include:
Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.
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