This pamphlet is also available in English (WI85-0188) and in Arabic (AR85-1488).
This pamphlet is also available in English (WI85-0040) and in Arabic (AR85-1477).
This pamphlet is also available in English (WI85-0038) and in Arabic (AR85-1476).
The Nova Scotia Health Authority has outlined a vision for people-centered health care that will enable the system to think and act as one. A critical step in enabling this vision of a provincial approach to health services was the consolidation of the nine existing district health authorities into one Nova Scotia Health Authority, with the IWK Health Centre remaining as a separate authority.
The Transitional Heart Failure clinic (THFC) provides home-based care to frail patients with heart failure who are approaching the end of their life. The main goals of patient care are to control symptoms, maximize function, maintain quality of life and reduce admission to the Emergency Department and to the hospital. This clinic service is provided by a nurse practitioner and a group of physicians from Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Care.
The Maritime Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Clinic (MHC-WHHC) is a specialized outpatient cardiac clinic designed for the assessment and care of female patients with a history of heart disease, and/or major risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease risk factors, symptoms and causes, although similar to men, can also be different in women, especially younger women. A physician referral is required.