Health Minister visits Capital Health

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:14pm

Leo Glavine, Minister of Health, began his tour of Capital Health Monday, May 5 with some hands-on experience. At the Skills Centre for Health Sciences he joined medical students lead by Dr. Marius Hoogerboord and sutured a pig’s belly as well as simulated a colonoscopy on a plastic torso.

That was followed by a tour of the Maritime Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit at the QEII Centre for Clinical Research.

The minister visited Cancer Care and then toured the Cyclotron area in Diagnostic Imaging at the Centennial Building. Here he learned about the Cyclotron’s work in detecting tumour staging.

He visited Otolaryngology research before taking the shuttle to the Halifax Infirmary to have lunch with representatives from seven Community Health Boards.

The afternoon was spent in the Charles V. Keating Emergency and Trauma Centre at the QEII and then he took a tour of  the Cardiology Cath lab where he watched a procedure by monitor. In the Neurosurgical Library he learned about Epilepsy. He wrapped up the afternoon at the Centre for the Healthcare for the Elderly at the Veterans Memorial Building. 

Minister Glavine's tour of Capital Health is part of a province-wide tour he is taking in advance of the plan to consolidate the health districts.

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