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High-dose Flu Vaccine Available in Long-Term Care Facilities

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2018 8:43 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--High-dose Flu Vaccine Available in Long-Term Care Facilities
Thousands of Nova Scotians living in long-term care facilities will have access to a new flu vaccine this fall, which will provide greater protection for seniors and is expected to reduce hospital stays.

Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique offrent une mise à jour au sujet du carfentanil

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 2:25 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE/JUSTICE--Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique offrent une mise à jour au sujet du carfentanil
Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse rappellent aux gens qu'un opioïde dangereux est présent en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Chief Medical Officer, Public Safety Director Carfentanil Update

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 2:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Chief Medical Officer, Public Safety Director Carfentanil Update
Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Safety are reminding Nova Scotians of the presence of a dangerous opioid in Nova Scotia.

Physicians Take Advantage of Incentives

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 9:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Physicians Take Advantage of Incentives
Nearly 900 more Nova Scotians now have a family doctor thanks to early uptake in one of the incentives recently announced by government and Doctors Nova Scotia.

More Construction Contracts Awarded for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2018 1:44 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--More Construction Contracts Awarded for QEII Redevelopment Project
More construction contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation have been awarded to Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec companies.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2018 10:53 AM

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed
Mandi’s last wish was to give the gift of life. As tragic as her death was, it is the resounding impact of her wishes that are etched in our memories and offer solace as nothing else has.

Semaine de sensibilisation au don d'organes et de tissus

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2018 10:51 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Semaine de sensibilisation au don d'organes et de tissus
Le dernier souhait de Mandi était d'offrir le don de vie. Malgré son décès tragique, c'est l'impact retentissant de son souhait qui est gravé dans notre mémoire et qui nous offre du réconfort comme rien d'autre.

Il est important de vérifier ses vêtements et sa peau pour éviter les tiques

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2018 9:32 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Il est important de vérifier ses vêtements et sa peau pour éviter les tiques
Le printemps est à nos portes, ce qui signifie des températures plus chaudes et plus de temps en plein air. La population de tiques continue de s'accroître dans plusieurs régions de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il est important de vous protéger et de protéger votre famille contre les tiques lorsque vous profitez du plein air.

Make Tick Checks Part of Your Routine

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2018 9:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Make Tick Checks Part of Your Routine
Spring is here, and with it warmer temperatures and more time outside.

Physician Incentive Program Changes Add Flexibility, Choice

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2018 1:41 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Physician Incentive Program Changes Add Flexibility, Choice
The province has changed its existing physician incentive programs to encourage more doctors to choose Nova Scotia.

Program to Assess Internationally Trained Family Doctors Moves Ahead

Health and Wellness

April 6, 2018 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Program to Assess Internationally Trained Family Doctors Moves Ahead
A new program to assess internationally trained family doctors to work in Nova Scotia is moving forward.

Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2018 10:17 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Another five Nova Scotia companies and two New Brunswick companies have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation.

Halifax Infirmary Construction Management Services Contract Awarded

Health and Wellness

March 28, 2018 11:39 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Halifax Infirmary Construction Management Services Contract Awarded
Government is another step closer to construction on the third and fifth floors of the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary.

Stronger Smoke-free Places Act to Limit Public Consumption of Cannabis

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2018 10:45 AM

JUSTICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Stronger Smoke-free Places Act to Limit Public Consumption of Cannabis
The places where Nova Scotians can use cannabis and tobacco will be guided by a stronger Smoke-free Places Act.

New Appointments to IWK Health Centre Board

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2018 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Appointments to IWK Health Centre Board
Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey has appointed two new boards members to the IWK Health Centre board of directors.

New Appointments to the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2018 10:27 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Appointments to the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board
Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced new members to the Nova Scotia Health Authority board of directors, including a new board chair, today March 27. The outgoing chair completes his term March 31.

Province Awards Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

March 26, 2018 1:14 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Province Awards Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Five Nova Scotia companies and one from Ontario have been awarded the latest contracts for the expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital, as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Supporting Our Seniors

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2018 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Supporting Our Seniors
Note: The following is an op-ed piece from Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness.
There has been a great deal of misinformation shared recently about people waiting for nursing home beds. As a government, caring for our aging population is extremely important to us, so I want to share some facts about long term care with you.

Expansion du programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins

Health and Wellness

March 13, 2018 1:14 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Expansion du programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins
Environ 600 autres Néo-Écossais qui offrent des soins à domicile à des adultes recevront du soutien dans le cadre de l'expansion du programme de prestation au fournisseur de soins.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Expands Caregiver Benefit Program

Health and Wellness

March 13, 2018 1:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Province Expands Caregiver Benefit Program
About 600 more Nova Scotians will receive support for providing care to adults living at home through the expansion of the Caregiver Benefit Program.

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