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IWK neonatologist’s findings may prevent risky heart surgery for preemies


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IWK Health Centre unveils first phase of new state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

For Immediate Release – Halifax: This week the IWK Health Centre officially marked the completion of the first phase of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) redevelopment project with the unveiling of the new NICU North. Considered one of the largest and most complex redevelopment projects ever undertaken at the IWK, NICU North strengthens the IWK’s ability to provide leading edge neonatal care to its tiniest patients and their families.

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National Poison Prevention Week March 18-24, 2018

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, 90 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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Approximately 375 breast surgeries will be performed annually at the IWK, with approximately 3,000 visits to the Breast Health Clinic.

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