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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.

Le projet d’une unité de dialyse à Digby va de l’avant

Health and Wellness

March 12, 2018 9:29 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE/RÉGIE DE LA SANTÉ DE LA NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE--Le projet d’une unité de dialyse à Digby va de l’avant
Une nouvelle unité de dialyse à l’Hôpital général de Digby servira les patients des comtés de Digby et d’Annapolis, ce qui réduira le temps que ces personnes passent sur la route et désengorgera les autres centres de dialyse.

Digby Dialysis Unit Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

March 12, 2018 9:25 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Digby Dialysis Unit Moving Forward
A new dialysis unit for the Digby General Hospital will serve patients in Digby and Annapolis counties, cutting down travel time and relieving pressure at other dialysis centres.

Halifax Infirmary Design and Construction Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

March 9, 2018 11:42 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Halifax Infirmary Design and Construction Moving Forward
The QEII redevelopment team has received approval for design and construction at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary.

More Collaborative Family Practice Teams Being Strengthened to Enhance Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2018 12:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--More Collaborative Family Practice Teams Being Strengthened to Enhance Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care
More Nova Scotians will have access to primary health care with the addition of 39 health professionals across the province.

Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019

Health and Wellness

March 7, 2018 11:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019
The province’s Safe Body Art Act was proclaimed on March 6. The act and its regulations will take effect Feb. 1, 2019.

Psychologists Act Amendments Introduced

Health and Wellness

February 27, 2018 1:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Psychologists Act Amendments Introduced
Government introduced amendments to the Psychologists Act today, Feb. 27, to modernize elements of the current legislation.

Volet d'immigration visant à recruter des médecins

Health and Wellness

February 22, 2018 1:24 PM

IMMIGRATION/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Volet d'immigration visant à recruter des médecins
La Nouvelle-Écosse a créé un nouveau volet d'immigration visant à attirer un plus grand nombre de médecins et de spécialistes étrangers dans la province.

Immigration Stream to Help Recruit Doctors

Health and Wellness

February 22, 2018 1:20 PM

IMMIGRATION/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Immigration Stream to Help Recruit Doctors
Nova Scotia has created a new immigration stream to help attract more international doctors and specialists to the province.

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.

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