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QEII Redevelopment Project Reaches First Milestone

Health and Wellness

February 14, 2018 1:49 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--QEII Redevelopment Project Reaches First Milestone
Surgeries are now being performed at a new operating room at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. There will be 800 more operations each year, doubling the number of its annual procedures.

Programme pour aider les élèves à commencer la journée du bon pied

Health and Wellness

January 22, 2018 8:43 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Programme pour aider les élèves à commencer la journée du bon pied
Tous les élèves des écoles publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront bientôt commencer chaque jour du bon pied par un petit déjeuner sain à l'école.

Program Helps Students Start the Day Off Right

Health and Wellness

January 22, 2018 8:40 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Program Helps Students Start the Day Off Right
All public school students across Nova Scotia will soon be able to start each day with a healthy breakfast at school.

New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters In Service

Health and Wellness

December 20, 2017 1:20 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters In Service
Two new medical helicopters are now in service and able to land on hospital helipads.

Third Construction Tender Issued for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Health and Wellness

December 20, 2017 9:10 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH AND WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Third Construction Tender Issued for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion
The Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation, part of the QEII redevelopment project, continues to move forward.

Let’s help each other stay flu free: get your shot before the holidays

Health and Wellness

December 19, 2017 2:54 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Let’s help each other stay flu free: get your shot before the holidays
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang
With the holiday season in full swing, families, friends and crowds will gather for celebrations, shopping and other holiday activities. While the season is a great time to catch up with loved ones, catching or spreading the flu won’t bring that warm, fuzzy feeling.

New Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

December 1, 2017 11:10 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--New Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward
One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design a new health-care facility in Pugwash, Cumberland Co.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

November 24, 2017 11:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day
A red ribbon flag was raised today, Nov. 24, to honour those living with HIV and AIDS and those whose lives have been lost.

Response to Auditor General Report

Health and Wellness

November 22, 2017 8:14 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Response to Auditor General Report
The following is a statement from Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey:

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.

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