The NBART Annual General Meeting 2023 will be held on Tuesday, November 7 ,2023 at 1200.
Lifesaving lung transplant surgery is not available in Atlantic Canada. New Brunswickers needing a lung transplant are referred to either Toronto General Hospital or the Montreal hospital (CHUM) for assessment and surgery. This process can take several months.
The lung transplant journey is complicated: out-of-province medical services, relocation, the requirement for a support person, out-of-pocket costs, and pre- and post- operation medical care are difficult to navigate.
Since 2010, NB Lung has supported over 150 New Brunswick patients and their families navigate this process. Each patient receives ongoing support according to their individual needs before, during and in the years after their transplant, and are supported through the numerous stages of paperwork required for each step of the journey. Family members are provided ongoing emotional support as well.
If you know a New Brunswicker in need of a lung transplant, please refer them to NB Lung’s Patient Support Program by visiting https://nblung.ca/our-programs/lung-transplant-support/ or calling 1-800-565-5864. Ext. 107.
Statistics Canada is conducting a new cycle of the Canadian COVID-19 Antibody and Health Survey (CCAHS), in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF).
Today, CIHI released updated information on the number of COVD-19 cases and deaths in health care workers in Canada. This release includes highlights on how trends have changed since the early part of the pandemic, and shares health care worker experiences with infection, prevention and control measures and access to personal protective equipment in the workplace.
The Department of Health recognizes the continued fear, stress and anxiety that the people of New Brunswick and their families may be experiencing because of the Covid-19 Outbreak. Even as we move towards recovery and identifying our “new normal” the need for Mental Health and Addiction intervention will remain and, in some cases, may become increasingly necessary.
Consequently, the GNB has partnered with a Canadian based company called MindWell to offer a suite of on-line services focused on mindfulness training. This easy to navigate, bilingual on-line resource is dedicated to teaching the skill of mindfulness in action. Mindfulness has been shown to significantly reduce feelings of fear and anxiety, increase resilience and improve well-being, performance and optimism.
The NBART directs members of the public and members of NBART to the following links for up to date and important information regarding COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.