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    Telephone system downtime July 7, 2016

    July 7, 2016
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    Understanding and Healing from Trauma: New workshops for caregivers and professionals

    June 22, 2016
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    The Health of Maritime Women and Children is Everyone’s Business

    June 21, 2016
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    The IWK’s Dr. Pat McGrath receives National Legacy of Leadership Award

    June 10, 2016
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    Construction: South Street entrance closed

    May 25, 2016
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    Understanding and Healing from Trauma: New workshop series offered for caregivers

    April 7, 2016
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    IWK’s BIOTIC imaging lab offers unique clinical mandate in Canada

    April 6, 2016
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    IWK researchers members of three out of five networks in $62.5 million pool

    April 1, 2016
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program expands to include screening for SCID

    March 22, 2016
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    National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26, 2016

    March 21, 2016
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    Canadian Center for Vaccinology launches Maternal Immunization Study

    March 8, 2016
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    Winter Storm Message for IWK Patients and Families

    February 8, 2016
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    Imaging Adventure Program at IWK Health Centre first of its kind in Canada

    December 16, 2015
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    Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell appointed new Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes

    December 16, 2015
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS AND FAMILIES REGARDING REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTION

    December 3, 2015
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    Juno award-winning artist JRDN Visits IWK

    November 30, 2015
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    IWK Celebrated World Prematurity Day on November 17

    November 30, 2015
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    IWK Announces Wessex Scholarship

    November 30, 2015
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    Halifax hospitals score high in open-visiting policy study

    November 10, 2015
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    IWK Patient and Family Centred Care Survey

    November 5, 2015
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    2nd Annual Research and Innovation in Health Care Forum!

    October 28, 2015
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    IWK Health Centre wins 2015 Workplace Benefits Award

    October 26, 2015
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    Big Ideas & Simple Solutions at 2nd Research and Innovation in Health Care Forum

    October 20, 2015
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    #ItDoesntHaveToHurt Launch Marries Science and Media to Benefit Parents

    September 28, 2015
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    IWK Leaders Lend a Helping Hand in Habitat for Humanity Women Build

    September 22, 2015
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    Kermesse Fun Fair is coming to town!

    September 8, 2015
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    Back to School: Pedestrian Safety

    September 8, 2015
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    IWK Summer Volunteer Program

    September 8, 2015
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    Alex Tagliani brings Summer of TAG to the IWK

    August 17, 2015
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    Dr. Bruce Crooks cycles 7,000 Kilometres for Kids Cancer Ride

    August 10, 2015
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    Youth Advisory Council making changes at the IWK

    August 10, 2015
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    Call for Nominations - Family Leadership Council Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Centred Care

    July 30, 2015
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    Call for Nominations - Awards of the Board of Directors

    July 15, 2015
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    IWK Researchers awarded coveted CIHR New Investigator Awards

    July 6, 2015
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    MRI App developed at the IWK wins award at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California

    July 6, 2015
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    Local Youth Launch Photovoice Exhibit about Pedestrian and Road Safety

    June 26, 2015
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    Maritimers donate $6,270,346.07 to the 31st annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV

    June 1, 2015
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    IWK employee, Kristi Kempton honoured by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

    May 11, 2015
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    Join the IWK Research Registry

    May 11, 2015
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    Child Safety Link and Parachute are encouraging Maritimers to ride together and prevent cycling injuries this spring/summer

    May 4, 2015
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    Winter Storm Message for IWK Patients and Families – March 19, 2015

    March 19, 2015
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    Winter Storm Update for IWK Patients and Families

    March 18, 2015
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    Winter Storm Message for IWK Patients and Families – March 18, 2015

    March 18, 2015
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    31st Annual IWK Telethon for Children

    March 12, 2015
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    2015 IWK/CDHA Research Services Satisfaction Survey

    February 5, 2015
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    Patient Engagement in Health Research - upcoming opportunities

    January 29, 2015
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    Media Training for Researchers

    January 29, 2015
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    IWK Health Centre named one of Top 25 Employers of Atlantic Canada

    January 29, 2015
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    Psychology for You - Disability and the Family: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs

    January 28, 2015
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    IWK Children’s Building entrance to light up like never before!

    December 2, 2014
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day on November 17th

    November 17, 2014
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    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at IWK to conduct Phase I Ebola Vaccine Trials

    November 14, 2014
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    It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Helping Children Prepare for Medical Procedures, Appointments, and Surgeries

    October 24, 2014
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    IWK Ebola Virus Disease Response Planning Underway

    October 16, 2014
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    Media Training for Researchers

    October 6, 2014
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    Pain in Child Health Training Program announces the release of paper and video

    October 6, 2014
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    Psychology For You - Anxiety in Young Children: How to Help

    September 26, 2014
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    Prominent physician bringing “Three Big Ideas” about health care to new innovation speaker series

    September 25, 2014
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    IWK’s smallest patients receive big donation from construction association

    September 23, 2014
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    Come celebrate our 104th annual Kermesse Fun Fair for the IWK

    September 4, 2014
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    Psychology for You - Bullying Prevention and Intervention

    August 28, 2014
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    Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo named a Fellow of The Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship

    August 20, 2014
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    IWK NICU implements new breast milk scanning, storing and tracking system

    July 29, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre appoints new President and CEO

    July 23, 2014
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    July 22 Labour and Delivery Class Cancelled

    July 22, 2014
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    Women's and Newborn Health Program Planning

    June 23, 2014
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    2nd annual art show showcases artwork by Dartmouth youth

    June 10, 2014
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    Drowning rates decreasing in Atlantic Canada, though still second most common cause of injury death for children

    June 9, 2014
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    Coping with major tragic events

    June 5, 2014
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    Dr. Isabel Smith appointed Dalhousie’s Joan and Jack Craig Chair in Autism Research

    June 4, 2014
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    Maritimers donate $6.1 million to the 30th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV

    June 2, 2014
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    New Mental Health Unit Will Enhance Patient and Family Care at the IWK Health Centre

    May 2, 2014
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    IWK Media Advisory: Grand Opening of The Garron Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

    April 30, 2014
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    Psychology For You - An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing Youth with Developmental Disabilities for Medical Appointments

    April 25, 2014
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    Call for Art

    April 14, 2014
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    Planting the Seeds of Partnership: Hope Blooms and IWK Recreation Therapy

    April 7, 2014
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program Expands on April 1, 2014

    April 1, 2014
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    Clarifying impacts of possible job action by nurses at Capital Health

    March 27, 2014
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    IWK Storm Preparation Message to Patients and Families

    March 25, 2014
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    March 13 Pre-Natal Class Cancelled at the IWK

    March 13, 2014
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    CIHR Foundation Scheme

    March 5, 2014
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    Psychology For You - Food for Thought: Mealtime strategies for pre-schoolers

    February 27, 2014
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    Innovative research grants poised to transform health care in Atlantic Canada

    February 17, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre celebrates African Heritage Month with a special lecture

    February 12, 2014
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    Patient and Family Centred Care Survey 2014

    February 6, 2014
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    Psychology For You: Eating Disorders & Pathways to Recovery

    January 30, 2014
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    Food After Baby Launches at the IWK Health Centre

    January 28, 2014
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    January 29, 2014 Pre-Natal Class Cancelled at the IWK

    January 22, 2014
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    Bust a Move 2014: a celebration and an announcement

    January 15, 2014
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    Three IWK psychiatrists receive awards at 2013 CACAP conference

    December 16, 2013
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    Six-year-old Samuel Khan named 2013 IWK Tree Lighter

    December 3, 2013
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    All Welcome at IWK Tap the Tap Celebration

    November 19, 2013
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    All Welcome at IWK Tap the Tap Celebration

    November 18, 2013
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day

    November 15, 2013
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    Tightly Knit: IWK Health Centre hosts its 2013 AGM and releases latest report to the community

    October 16, 2013
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    Parents and Families Support Pregnancy and Infant Loss through 5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember

    October 15, 2013
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    IWK Health Centre Celebrates its 2013 Annual General Meeting

    October 11, 2013
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    5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember at the IWK

    October 10, 2013
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    IWK Quilt Fair and Sale - October 10th to Oct 12th

    October 7, 2013
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    Celebrating the Mi’kmaw Language with Music and Song

    October 7, 2013
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    Leading international pain experts to visit Nova Scotia for three-day conference

    October 1, 2013
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    Families invited to Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge and Family Fair on October 5

    September 30, 2013
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    IWK researchers awarded highest honour from the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

    September 30, 2013
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    Psychology For You: Promoting a Good Night's Sleep - Monday October 7, 2013

    September 26, 2013
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    Midwifery at the IWK: IWK will offer home births starting Monday, September 23

    September 20, 2013
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    September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week

    September 17, 2013
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    Save the date for the IWK Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    September 11, 2013
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    Translating Research into Care (TRIC) Healthcare Improvement Research Program

    August 28, 2013
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    Psychology for You: Stand Up for Healthy Living - September 9, 2013

    August 23, 2013
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    Nova Scotia improving Dental Care for Children

    August 19, 2013
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    Well known philanthropist makes surprise $1 million donation at IWK 250

    July 22, 2013
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    Capital Health and IWK Health Centre Celebrate Pride Week 2013

    July 22, 2013
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    Awards of the Board of Directors

    July 18, 2013
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    Public Service Announcement - Regular Power Restored at IWK

    July 16, 2013
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    Pediatric Epilepsy Camp Comes to Atlantic Canada

    July 8, 2013
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    Pediatric Emergency Care Conference October 4, 2013

    July 2, 2013
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    Statement for the community regarding patient safety practices for all patients on the IWK’s acute mental health inpatient unit

    June 12, 2013
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    Response to media regarding care of Rehtaeh Parsons at the IWK Health Centre

    June 8, 2013
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    Precautionary “Boil Water Order” for the IWK Health Centre – Effective Friday, July 5, 2013

    May 31, 2013
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    Coping with major tragic events

    April 16, 2013
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    The Arthritis Society to Announce New Programs to Support Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    April 2, 2013
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    Psychology for You - Bedwetting 101: Helping Your School-Aged Child or Adolescent Learn to Stay Dry through the Night

    April 1, 2013
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    Mass casualty exercise March 23 at QEII, IWK

    March 18, 2013
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    Cautions Regarding New Household Poisoning Risks to Children

    March 18, 2013
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    Shambhala's royal family announces birth of second child

    March 14, 2013
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    Patient and Family Centred Care Survey

    March 6, 2013
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    The IWK Health Centre Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship

    March 6, 2013
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    Looking for a fun and educational activity this March break? Participate in an IWK research study!

    March 6, 2013

Telephone system downtime July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016


The IWK’s telephone system requires a significant upgrade to address immediate hardware and software requirements. On Thursday, July 7, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m., the health centre’s telephone system will be taken out of service for a period of approximately four hours as critical maintenance updates are completed. 

Incoming calls to the Health Centre 
External calls to the IWK switchboard (902-470-8888) during the downtime will be answered. Switchboard staff will then connect callers to Power Fail Telephone in the area(s) they are trying to reach.

Incoming calls to all other IWK numbers will hear a recorded message advising them of the downtime and directing them to call the IWK switchboard. 

Callers will not be presented with the option to leave messages at any telephone number. 

Calls to the Regional Poison Centre will not be impacted.