Monday, June 15, 2020
COVID-19 Update from the Department of Medicine
As of June 15, 2020 in Nova Scotia
active cases
total confirmed cases
(899 in Central Zone)
total negative tests
currently in hospital
( 1 non-ICU; 1 ICU )
resolved cases
Note: Data consolidated June 10 - data now coming from one clinical reporting system, Panorama
“Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to integrate our lab data with our public health reporting system,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Panorama is the gold standard and gives us the most up-to-date and comprehensive COVID-19 data.”
~ from DHW June 10 news release.
SHORT Report
Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes new President
Effective June 8, Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie is President of Doctors Nova Scotia (one-year term). She replaces Dr. Gary Ernest.

In this CBC interview (June 8, 2020), Dr. MacQuarrie says virtual medicine has improved patient care in Nova Scotia and should be allowed permanently.

Photo: Doctors Nova Scotia
Tuesday, June 30
DoM Awards Extravaganza!

June 30th 8 a.m.

Email invitation from
Post-travel isolation
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that all department members make sure to read this policy and communicate with your manager(s) or division head before considering travel.

You need a plan on how you will deal with the isolation post travel if you do not have an exemption. Your plan must also include provisions if you get sick.
Re-introduction of health care services

  • Dr. Brendan Carr, CEO, outlines the next phase of NSHA's COVID-19 response - watch video update here (3 minute video - uploaded June 12).

Preparing for Promotion
Weekly update and grand rounds
Tuesday, June 16
COVID Update for DoM Members

8 - 8:15 a.m.

To join, see email invitation from:
June 9 highlights:

  • Return to work protocol discussed; Dr. Short noted that VP Medicine Update from Dr. Nicole Boutilier sent June 8 was very informative

  • Working on long-term plan (6-12 months) for IMCU inpatients
DoM Grand Rounds

8:15 - 9 a.m.

"COVID-19: An Endocrinologist's Perspective"

Drs. Barna Tugwell and Tom Ransom
Division of Endocrinology

Complete your evaluation:


NSHA / Dr. Lynn Johnston
Uploaded: March 13, 2020
Video: 10 min

NSHA / Dr. Glenn Patriquin
Uploaded: April 3, 2020
Video: 3 min
Websites to reference
Department of Medicine
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