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January 24, 2020 Digby General Hospital hosts high school students to explore health care careers

By Fraser Mooney


By mid-December, most high school students are looking forward to Christmas break. 

But at Digby General Hospital an enthusiastic group of students were looking forward to learning about health care careers.

On Dec. 12 a health care panel and discussion took place at Digby General Hospital to introduce local high school students to different professionals and job opportunities in health care.  

The goal was to encourage students to explore–and hopefully pursue–a health care career.   

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August 6, 2019 New health care centre to replace aging medical clinic in Middleton, N.S.

By Aya Al-Hakim and Elizabeth McSheffrey

(Published by Global News)


Premier Stephen McNeil announced Tuesday that construction of a new primary care centre beside the Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton, N.S., is set to begin this fall.

The $12-million facility will replace the aging medical clinic next to the hospital, which doesn’t have enough space to meet the existing demand.

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August 6, 2019 'Hell of a day': Middleton gets $11 million for new health-care centre

By Ian Fairclough 

(Published in the Chronicle Herald)


The provincial government has announced $11 million in funding for a new primary health-care centre on the grounds of Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton.

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July 10, 2019 New Primary Health Care Clinic Opens Its Doors In Shelburne

By Deidre Taylor

(Published in Nova Scotia Health's 2018/19 Annual Report)


The Shelburne collaborative family practice team opened the doors of its new primary health care clinic to patients in early February.

“This clinic space is a lot bigger and more suited to our needs,” said Dr. John Keeler, a family physician with the Shelburne Family Practice team.

“This is a space specifically for a collaborative practice. It’s a lot better for staff, providers and patients.”

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February 13, 2019 New primary health care centre celebrated in Shelburne and seen as important recruitment tool

By Kathy Johnson

(Published in the Tri-county Vanguard)


There is good reason to celebrate the new primary heath care centre in Sandy Point, which has already attracted one primary health care provider to the area and has just upped Shelburne’s game for physician recruitment.

The opening of the $3-million facility was celebrated during an open house on Feb. 12.

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November 1, 2018 Meeting the needs of patients with complex needs: A medical student’s reflections on collaborative care in Cape Breton

By Ashna Asim


When I first came across the term “patients with complex needs” as a medical student, I didn’t fully understand what this meant. I wondered, doesn’t every patient have “complexities” in their life experiences, resources and needs?

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