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Province Approves New Specialist Positions

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2018 9:23 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves New Specialist Positions
Government is funding nine new specialist positions.

Government Pilots New Model for Youth Health in Schools

Health and Wellness

September 17, 2018 1:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Pilots New Model for Youth Health in Schools
Four Nova Scotia high schools will pilot a new model for youth health centres.

New Specialist Residency Spaces

Health and Wellness

September 12, 2018 10:11 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Specialist Residency Spaces
Fifteen new spaces will be added to Dalhousie University’s specialist residency program.

Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-term Care

Health and Wellness

September 5, 2018 10:54 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-term Care
NOTE: Biographies for the members of the advisory panel follows this release.
Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey has appointed an expert advisory panel to look at ways to improve the quality of long-term care in Nova Scotia.

Students Welcomed Back with New Breakfast Programs

Health and Wellness

September 4, 2018 3:23 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Students Welcomed Back with New Breakfast Programs
This September, 11 more public schools will provide students with a healthy, nutritious start to their day.

Marking One Year of Progress on Overdose Awareness Day

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2018 10:53 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Marking One Year of Progress on Overdose Awareness Day
Access to naloxone and treatment, shorter waitlists and wait times, and more funding for community-based harm reduction are among key government actions and investments completed in the first year of the Opioid Use and Overdose Framework.

Partnership, Investment Supports Nova Scotians Living with Acquired Brain Injury

Health and Wellness

August 30, 2018 1:42 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Partnership, Investment Supports Nova Scotians Living with Acquired Brain Injury
More support is coming for Nova Scotians living with an acquired brain injury.

La vaccination des enfants avant la rentrée scolaire est recommandée

Health and Wellness

August 22, 2018 12:01 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--La vaccination des enfants avant la rentrée scolaire est recommandée
La bonne santé des enfants avant la rentrée scolaire inclut la vaccination.

Children’s Immunizations Encouraged Before School

Health and Wellness

August 22, 2018 11:59 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Children’s Immunizations Encouraged Before School
Helping children stay healthy as they head back to school means making sure immunizations are up to date.

Government Launches Technology Incentive

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2018 11:40 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Launches Technology Incentive
Government is investing more than $4 million to support family doctors to communicate with patients by telephone and through e-health services.

Government Breaks Ground on Kentville Dialysis Unit

Health and Wellness

August 10, 2018 10:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Breaks Ground on Kentville Dialysis Unit
Construction has started for a new dialysis unit at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

Government Adds HIV Prevention Drug to Public Health Plan

Health and Wellness

July 20, 2018 11:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Adds HIV Prevention Drug to Public Health Plan
Government is increasing access to HIV prevention medication by adding it as a benefit under provincial Pharmacare programs effective Monday, July 23.

Incentive, More Capacity to Educate Nurse Practitioners

Health and Wellness

July 13, 2018 11:16 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Incentive, More Capacity to Educate Nurse Practitioners
A new incentive program and additional seats at Dalhousie University will help ensure Nova Scotia has the nurse practitioners it needs.

Major Health Construction Projects to be Managed by New Division of Nova Scotia Lands

Health and Wellness

July 12, 2018 10:45 AM

Transportation/Infrastructure Renewal/Health/Wellness--Major Health Construction Projects to be Managed by New Division of Nova Scotia Lands
The delivery of the QEII redevelopment project and the recently announced CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Plan will be led by a new division of Nova Scotia Lands, a Crown entity that focuses on major construction and remediation projects.

Four Orthopedic Surgeons Hired

Health and Wellness

July 12, 2018 8:49 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Four Orthopedic Surgeons Hired
Four orthopedic surgeons have been recruited to improve care and help more Nova Scotians receive hip and knee replacements.

Locations Announced for New Family Medicine Residency Spaces

Health and Wellness

July 10, 2018 10:51 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Locations Announced for New Family Medicine Residency Spaces
Sites have been selected for new family medicine residency spaces in Nova Scotia, an important component of the plan to provide more Nova Scotians access to a family doctor.

Nouveau système d'avertissement en cas de chaleur dans la province

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2018 10:21 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Nouveau système d'avertissement en cas de chaleur dans la province
Un nouveau système d'avertissement en cas de chaleur préviendra les Néo-Écossais lorsque le temps chaud et humide pourrait nuire à la santé.

Province Adopts New Heat Alert System

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2018 10:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Province Adopts New Heat Alert System
A new heat warning system will warn Nova Scotians when hot and humid weather has the potential to be harmful.

Province Works with Experts to Assess Pressure Injuries

Health and Wellness

June 21, 2018 9:54 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Province Works with Experts to Assess Pressure Injuries
Government announced today, June 21, specific actions to address more serious pressure injuries in the province’s long-term care facilities.

Province Requires Long-term Care Facilities to Report Pressure Wounds

Health and Wellness

June 14, 2018 10:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Province Requires Long-term Care Facilities to Report Pressure Wounds
The Department of Health and Wellness is taking action to improve wound care in long-term care facilities and ensure consistent standards across the province.

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