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.Continue Reading
For Immediate Release – Halifax: With the legalization of edible cannabis, health experts at the IWK Health Centre are concerned with the impact widespread availability of products will have on children, youth and newborns in the Maritimes. It is expected that edible cannabis in the form of candy and baked goods will be available for purchase as early as December 2019.Continue Reading
Halifax, NS—September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) in Atlantic Canada. The purpose of CPSW is to bring attention to the importance of safely transporting children, as motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children in Canada. Continue Reading
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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