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IWK attracts brain research grants

Researchers at the IWK Health Centre are recipients of funding for two of the 18 new brain research projects announced yesterday by the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. The grants were awarded by Brain Canada, with financial support from Health Canada through the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in IWK Emergency Department first of its kind in province

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  A new collaborative practice agreement in the IWK Emergency Department (ED) means doctors now have more time to focus on patients seeking help in the ED. Since January 2017, a clinical pharmacy specialist has been following up on laboratory investigations ordered on ED patients, freeing up emergency doctors from the task.   

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National Poison Prevention Week March 19-25, 2017

For Immediate Release – Halifax: Every year the IWK Regional Poison Centre receives about 9,000 telephone calls related to poison information and exposure. Despite the serious nature of many of them, 85 per cent of the home-based calls are resolved without a health care facility visit. Poison Prevention Week is dedicated to raising the awareness of common poison hazards in order to prevent accidental poisons.

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Research Centres

The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.