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An open letter to Nova Scotia Parents and Students

From: The Nova Scotia Pediatric Pandemic Advisory Group

We have just passed the two-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in our province. We recognize that this has been two years of anxiety, fear, and frustration for many Nova Scotians, including our children.  The lifting of mandated pandemic measures has been a welcome shift for many in our province. However, although case counts and hospitalizations are slowly declining, we acknowledge that they do remain high.

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Electrical System Upgrades at IWK set for Feb 9th

Patients and families are advised that the IWK will be undergoing electrical system upgrades on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. As a result of the electrical work some areas will be without power from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.

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The IWK’s Sim Sam makes simulated emergency very real

February 2, 2022

Halifax: Surgical Sam, the world’s first breathing, bleeding, beating heart, high fidelity team trainer for pediatric surgery, is allowing IWK physicians and specialist teams to practice scenarios and emergencies that are very rarely encountered. Affectionately known as Sim Sam, the mannequin allows operating room and intensive care teams to immerse themselves in simulations that improve performance, safety and outcomes for children.

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