Health & Wellness Information

Flattening the Curve

"Flattening the Curve” means using social distancing and self-isolation to keep the spread of COVID-19 at a manageable level.

The “Curve” illustrates how viruses spread. The faster the curve rises, the quicker the health care system gets overloaded.

By practicing social distancing (limiting our contact with others) and self-isolation if instructed (staying home, away from others), we can help slow the spread of COVID-19. This “Flattens” the curve.

Learn more about COVID-19 in Nova Scotia at www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

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Safe Sharps Program Suspended Due To Covid-19 Crisis

Do Not Place any Sharps in Your Gabage or Recycling Bags

  • Keep your sharps safely out of reach of children.
  • Pharmacies will not hand out new Sharps containers so please use a sturdy, puncture-proof container and mark it "SAFE SHARPS"
  • When the Pharmacies lift the program suspension you will be able to get a proper sharps container to take home and transfer all sharps for return to the Pharmacy.

If you have any question please call 902-875-7026.

Social Distancing & Mental Health Awareness

As we practice social distancing, it's important to stay aware of the added stress on our mental health.

Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Take walks or exercise regaularly, keep regular sleep and personal hygiene routines, eat healthy food and reach out by phone or video calls to loved ones. Keep things in perspective.

If social distancing or self-isolation is triggering mental health issues you can call the Shelburne County Warm Line, open Tuesday 12-8pm, Wednesday 4:30-8pm and Friday 12-8pm. 1-833-927-6546 or Mental Health & Addiction Services 1-855-922-1122, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mental Health and Addictions Intake Service

Why the Coronavirus is Triggering Mental Health Issues

  • Despair
  • Mindset switch from "living" to "survival"
  • Triggers feelings of hopelessness
  • Increased health anxiety
  • Fear for loved ones lives
  • Decreased financial security
  • Decreased job security
  • Promotes social withdrawal
  • Loneliness

Social Distancing Advice - Nova Scotia Government

Social distancing helps prevent the spread of #COVID19NS, but it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.

Social distancing means limiting your contact with other people. Some things individuals and families can do to practice social distancing include avoiding gatherings and group activities; staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart if you do need to interact with others; and limiting visitors in your home.

Visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus for more information.

Social Distancing Advice

Avoid

  • Athletic Events
  • Group Gatherings (e.g. birthday parties, weddings, funerals)
  • Visitors in your Home
  • Sleepovers
  • Playdates
  • Crowded Stores
  • Public Spaces (e.g. malls, gyms, social events, theatres)

Use Caution

  • Parks
  • Church/Faith Gatherings
  • Grocery Store
  • Get Take Out
  • Travel

Safe

  • Family Game Night
  • Streaming TV
  • Video Chat
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Read a Book
  • Listen to Music
  • Sit on your Deck
  • Take a Walk/Ride your Bike
  • Yard Work
  • Play outside
  • Cook
  • Check on a Friend

COVID-19 Assessment Centre - Roseway Hospital

COVID-19 Assessment Centre will open here at Roseway Hospital. The Assessment Centre is located in the visiting clinic corridor. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week.

This is an area where members of the public can be seen and assessed separately from the emergency department. Members of the public will be directed to go to the assessment only after calling 811.

People can consult the 811 website for screening information, and then call 811 if they have travelled out of country and have a fever with a temperature of 38°C or higher, and/or cough. 811 will provide direction on what to do next. If there is a need for in-person assessment, 811 will refer to the COVID-19 assessment centre and they will be contacted for an appointment.

The opening of this Assessment Centre helps reinforce the important role Roseway Hospital plays in delivering health care services to residents in our community.

For up-to-date information, please visit http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus

Please refer to the below list of the NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of the COVIC-19 response.

Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response

Many Nova Scotia Health services are being reduced or suspended until further notice as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 as well as to conserve and redeploy our resources in anticipation of increasing demand related to the pandemic.

This includes some services outpatient, non-urgent services at Roseway Hospital.

Information on changes to these and other service interruptions is being compiled and posted on NSHA's website as it is confirmed - http://www.nshealth.ca/temporaryclosures.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18:

  • All non-urgent diagnostic imaging appointments will be rescheduled and walk-in x-ray services will be closed. Cancer Care imaging, PET scans and other time-sensitive exams will continue.
  • Outpatient blood collection services will not close completely but services will be reduced (i.e. reduction in hours and number of locations). Details regarding these changes will be communicated as soon as they are available.
  • All elective outpatient visits are cancelled. Individual services will contact patients whose appointments are proceeding. Dialysis, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and mental health and addictions appointments will continue.
  • All same-day admission and elective surgical procedures are postponed. Cancer and urgent/emergency procedures will continue.
  • As currently-occupied inpatient beds become available, they will be held open to create capacity to establish COVID units in designated hospitals.