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Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware
Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause Lyme disease.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux tiques

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2017 12:29 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux tiques
On encourage les Néo-Écossais à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme.

Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2017 10:08 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Eight Nova Scotia companies have been awarded contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2017 1:58 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Carolyn Desjardins, the wife of an organ donor and a nurse in the dialysis unit at All Saints Springhill Hospital in Cumberland County. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 23-29.
Nothing prepared me for the sudden death of my husband, Craig, almost two years ago. But because he was an organ donor, his death allowed another man to live.

Construction of New Shelburne Clinic Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

April 23, 2017 12:03 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY-- Construction of New Shelburne Clinic Moving Forward
Construction of a new health-care clinic in Shelburne is expected to start in June, as the community welcomes two new doctors and two new nurses to the area.

Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2017 10:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis
Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2017 12:08 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY—-Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre
A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2017 1:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton
Four communities across Cape Breton are welcoming seven new nurses. As a result, about 4,000 additional people on the island will have access to primary health care.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2017 1:14 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province
Twelve communities across Nova Scotia are welcoming 23 new nurses. As a result, up to 14,000 more Nova Scotians are gaining access to primary care.

Redevelopment of North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Moves Ahead

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2017 3:02 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Redevelopment of North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Moves Ahead
Government is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 11.

Province Supports South Shore Hospital Renovations

Health and Wellness

April 11, 2017 10:25 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Province Supports South Shore Hospital Renovations
Government is moving forward with renovations to the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

Planning Begins for New Community Health Centre in New Waterford

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2017 1:24 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Planning Begins for New Community Health Centre in New Waterford
New Waterford is getting a new community health centre.

New Provincial Hospice Policy Framework

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2017 10:50 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--New Provincial Hospice Policy Framework
A new provincial policy framework will support future options for hospice care.

Planning Begins for New Satellite Dialysis Unit in Glace Bay

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2017 10:15 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Planning Begins for New Satellite Dialysis Unit in Glace Bay
Glace Bay area residents who need dialysis are a step closer to receiving treatment in their own community.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Will Support Opioid Harm Reduction

Health and Wellness

March 31, 2017 2:55 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Will Support Opioid Harm Reduction
The Cumberland Opioid Council will help people learn about the dangers of opioids and how to deal with them, thanks to a grant of $5,225 from the province announced today, March 31.

College of Paramedics Effective April 1

Health and Wellness

March 30, 2017 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--College of Paramedics Effective April 1
NOTE: A full list of the Council of the College of Paramedics members follows the release.
The College of Paramedics will come into effect on April 1, making paramedicine a self-regulated profession in Nova Scotia.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Supports Community Engagement to Improve Health in Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

March 27, 2017 10:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Supports Community Engagement to Improve Health in Yarmouth
Isolation isn’t good for anyone’s mental or physical health.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Encourages Healthy Eating in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2017 3:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Encourages Healthy Eating in Cape Breton
Cape Bretoners will get some help eating better through new provincial funding for two projects that increase access to local, healthy food.

Leading-Edge Renovations at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2017 12:46 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY—-Leading-Edge Renovations at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward
One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design state-of-the-art operating rooms and interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary, part of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

New Doctors for Digby and Area

Health and Wellness

March 23, 2017 11:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--New Doctors for Digby and Area
The Digby and Area Health Services Centre will soon be getting three new doctors and a new family practice nurse.

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