Perioperative (Surgical) Services are delivered at 17 Nova Scotia Health facilities across the province. These services include preoperative care and clinics, day surgery, operating rooms, post anesthesia care units, inpatient surgical units, medical device reprocessing (MDR) services and the Centralized Surgical Services Program (CSSP), which supports patients receiving treatment under the Workers’ Compensation Board. Surgeries are also provided through partnerships with Halifax Vision Centre and Scotia Surgery.
In 2020 the Provincial Perioperative (Surgical) Services Program transitioned to the provincial Perioperative (Surgical) Services Network, which is accountable for quality, access, system performance and planning, as well as supporting research and education enablement.
Nova Scotia Health’s four management zones are responsible for local service planning and the day-to-day operations and oversight of Perioperative Services, including staffing and budgets. Perioperative Services priorities and areas of focus include: