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 Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward
Dec. 01, 2017 - 11:10 AM
One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design a new health-care facility in Pugwash, Cumberland Co. (full text)
Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day
Nov. 24, 2017 - 11:50 AM
A red ribbon flag was raised today, Nov. 24, to honour those living with HIV and AIDS and those whose lives have been lost. (full text)
Response to Auditor General Report
Nov. 22, 2017 - 08:14 AM
The following is a statement from Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey: (full text)

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