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Eliminating Waitlist for Opioid Treatment

Health and Wellness

November 8, 2017 9:48 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Eliminating Waitlist for Opioid Treatment
Every Nova Scotian currently waiting for treatment for opioid use disorder will be able to enter a publicly funded program within the next six months.

Thirteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

November 3, 2017 3:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thirteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service
Thirteen Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal for their service to Nova Scotians.

Continued Investment Will Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Wait Times

Health and Wellness

October 13, 2017 11:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Continued Investment Will Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Wait Times
Freeing up more operating room hours, hiring more surgeons and creating a central booking system will help hundreds more Nova Scotians get the orthopedic surgeries they need.

Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2017 12:41 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert en Nouvelle-Écosse
On encourage les Néo-Écossais de tous les âges à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2017 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians of all ages are encouraged to get the annual influenza vaccine.

Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day

Health and Wellness

October 10, 2017 12:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day
Access to mental health services is improving across Nova Scotia with an additional $8.6 million in government funding this year leading to almost 70 more mental health-care providers.

Naloxone Now Available in Pharmacies

Health and Wellness

September 29, 2017 10:57 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Naloxone Now Available in Pharmacies
Life-saving naloxone kits are now available in community pharmacies across the province.

Paramedics Recognized on Fifth Annual Medic Monday

Health and Wellness

September 25, 2017 9:53 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Recognized on Fifth Annual Medic Monday
Today, Sept. 25, is the fifth annual Medic Monday in Nova Scotia. It is a day to celebrate the 1,150 dedicated paramedics who provide highly skilled care to Nova Scotians every day.

Auditor General Audit Welcome, Statement by Minister

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2017 4:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Auditor General Audit Welcome, Statement by Minister
NOTE: The following is a statement from Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey.
I welcome today’s announcement from Auditor General Michael Pickup, and fully support his intention to conduct financial and performance audits of the IWK’s books and practices.

New CT Scanner for Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2017 12:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New CT Scanner for Dartmouth General Hospital
More than 16,000 Nova Scotians will continue to receive reliable diagnosis and treatment thanks to government approval for a new CT scanner at Dartmouth General Hospital.

New MRI Unit to Support Health Care in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2017 10:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New MRI Unit to Support Health Care in Cape Breton
A new MRI unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital will mean faster and better quality scans for about 5,600 patients every year.

Working to Improve Mental Health Care, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

August 15, 2017 1:42 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Working to Improve Mental Health Care, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey.
Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking for ways to improve how mental health care is delivered and how Nova Scotians access that care.

Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

August 14, 2017 9:20 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Five Nova Scotia companies and one New Brunswick company have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Government Accepts Recommendations on Youth Mental Health in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2017 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Government Accepts Recommendations on Youth Mental Health in Cape Breton
Government will take immediate action to enhance mental health services and support for young people in Cape Breton.

Advisory Services Contract Awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

July 20, 2017 12:11 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Contract Awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project
Deloitte has been awarded the contract to explore public and private sector-led options to help determine the best approach to design, construct and maintain new buildings that will replace the Victoria and Centennial buildings in Halifax.

Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Health and Wellness

July 19, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting
The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Second Operating Room for Hants One Step Closer

Health and Wellness

July 14, 2017 12:07 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Second Operating Room for Hants One Step Closer
PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. has been awarded the contract for renovations of the Hants Community Hospital’s second operating room.

Construction Underway for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Health and Wellness

June 27, 2017 1:44 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Construction Underway for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion
Construction that will help improve health-care services for patients and families is underway with the expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health

Health and Wellness

June 26, 2017 1:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health
Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will spend three days in Cape Breton, beginning today, June 26, gathering information about the mental health needs for young people in the community.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2017 10:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community
Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will travel to Cape Breton Monday, June 26, to look into mental health needs for young people in the community.

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