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IWK Health’s 41st Christmas Tree lit thanks to Christmas magic

This year is different, that’s certainly true. 
We’re staying apart, only seeing a few.

So then how will Santa light our big tree,
If we can’t be together for all to see?

Don’t fret, don’t worry, we know just the trick.
We called in some help from our good friend, Saint Nick. 

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Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health launch swish and gargle video for kids who need COVID-19 testing

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health have created a video to walk kids through the steps of what to expect from a swish and gargle COVID-19 test.

Swish and gargle testing is offered at all COVID-19 primary assessment centres across the province for children aged four to 18.

View the Kids’ Swish and Gargle Test video.

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Changes to visitor restrictions at IWK Health

Halifax: Due to the rising number of active COVID-19 cases in the Halifax metro area and concerns about community spread, IWK Health is making changes to our support person restrictions effective immediately (Thursday, Nov. 26.)

Differences in physical layout of areas where care is provided may impact our ability to practice appropriate physical distancing. Because of this we are taking a location-by-location approach to support person restrictions.

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