Capital Beat


A connection to home for out-of-province patients

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:38pm

Out-of-province liaison nurses work closely with staff to determine what resources patients need from the moment patients are referred out-...

‘Leisure Helps Me Recover Myself’

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:31am

Incorporating leisure and recreation in recovery helps people accustomed to using to drugs and alcohol, gambling, or tobacco better manage...

Providing care where people live

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:25am

Since the launch of an Extended Care Paramedic Program in February 2011, 72 per cent of nursing home patients have received treatment where...

A few minutes can save days

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:23pm

A new Bed Utilization Management Program (BUMP) is on its way to Nova Scotia to help reduce costs without reducing the quality of patient...

Profile: The shift to modern technology

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:19pm

Linking the clinical world of pen and paper to the world of information technology.

Opinion: Digital vision for health care

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 1:25pm

We need to shift our minds to the reality that technology changes how we work, think and interact with each other. Cartoon Artist: Susan...

Better information means better decisions

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:48pm

The Emerald workload measurement system will be implemented across Capital Health through 2012.

Organ transplants: worth every penny

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:24pm

Why are scheduled surgeries sometimes cancelled, or beds not available? One reason is to accommodate an organ transplant which can’t be...

Making tough decisions before you have to

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:41pm

If you ended up in the Emergency Department and weren’t able to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you?

Community mental health brings hope to India

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:44pm

Hope is often born of seeing possibility. For Sanjay and Rita Seth, hope came from seeing the Connections Halifax model for community...