Children and teenagers who need mental health and addictions help are getting better care, faster, as a result of innovative work at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
Over the last four years, access to community mental health and addictions care at the region's children's hospital has improved by 75 per cent. Young people who need emergency care are seen immediately and nearly all cases assessed as needing urgent care are seen in under four days.Continue Reading
For Immediate Release – Halifax: With the legalization of edible cannabis, health experts at the IWK Health Centre are concerned with the impact widespread availability of products will have on children, youth and newborns in the Maritimes. It is expected that edible cannabis in the form of candy and baked goods will be available for purchase as early as December 2019.Continue Reading
For Immediate Release – Halifax: The IWK Emergency Department (ED) is working with emergency departments and collaborative emergency centres across the province to make it easier to provide high quality care to kids. Each year over 95,000 children and youth in Nova Scotia need emergency care. Approximately 70 per cent of this emergency care is delivered at sites outside of the IWK Health Centre.Continue Reading
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