Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Still from video about primary care from the Nova Scotia Health Authority 

What is Primary Care?

Find out how collaborative family practice teams are helping improve primary care for Nova Scotians.

 A palliative care patient has a visit from paramedics in her home to assist in her home care

Special Patient Program

If you or a loved one has a rare condition, unique care needs, or is receiving palliative care, the Special Patient Program can ensure paramedics have the information they need if they’re called to help.

Minister Randy Delorey and Auburn High School Grade 12 student Olivia Conrad.

Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day

More investment in proven programs and new mental health-care providers will help meet growing demand for counselling services to youth who need it most.

Pictured are new family doctor Mike Gniewek and new nurse practitioner Sarah Colgan speaking with Premier Stephen McNeil.

Nurses join collaborative teams across the province

Adding nurse practitioners and family practice nurses to collaborative care teams will give more Nova Scotians access to primary health care.

Premier Stephen McNeil speaks with nurse practitioner Carolyn Mitchell

Stronger Health-care Teams Across NS

Premier Stephen McNeil speaks with nurse practitioner Carolyn Mitchell after announcing $3.6 million to add 22 more nurse practitioners and family practice nurses to collaborative health care teams across the province.

QEII Redevelopment

QEII Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre is a massive undertaking with many moving parts. And the work has already begun.

A staff member at the Springhill Collaborative Care Centre

Collaborative Practice Teams

Health professionals working together to get you the care that you need.



Latest News

New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters In Service
Dec. 20, 2017 - 1:20 PM
Two new medical helicopters are now in service and able to land on hospital helipads. (full text)
Third Construction Tender Issued for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion
Dec. 20, 2017 - 09:10 AM
The Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation, part of the QEII redevelopment project, continues to move forward. (full text)
Let’s help each other stay flu free: get your shot before the holidays
Dec. 19, 2017 - 2:54 PM
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang With the holiday season in full swing, families, friends and crowds will gather for celebrations, shopping and other holiday activities. While the season is a great time to catch up with loved ones, catching or spreading the flu won’t bring that warm, fuzzy feeling. (full text)

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