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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.

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.

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