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IWK Health Centre to Issue a “No Visitors” Policy - effective March 18

(For Immediate Release – Halifax, NS) In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IWK Health Centre is implementing a “No Visitors” policy effective immediately.

No general visitors will be permitted to enter the IWK however one support person is permitted for pediatric patients and one support person is permitted for women in labour. These individuals will be screened at entrances to the health centre.

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IWK Health Centre to suspend all non-urgent services - effective March 18th

(For Immediate Release -- Halifax, NS) In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IWK Health Centre will be suspending all non-urgent services effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Dr. Krista Jangaard, IWK President & CEO, announced today.

For the IWK’s pediatric and women’s health population this means:

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Innovative Work Leads to Better Mental Health and Addictions Care for Children, Youth and Families

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. 

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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.