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Premier, Atlantic Counterparts to Explore Cooperation Among Publicly Funded Drug Plans Across the Region

Health and Wellness

February 20, 2017 1:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Premier, Atlantic Counterparts to Explore Cooperation Among Publicly Funded Drug Plans Across the Region
Premier Stephen McNeil and the Council of Atlantic Premiers have agreed to explore new and innovative ways to work together, to make publicly funded drug plans stronger in our region.

Personal Health Information Act Under Review

Health and Wellness

February 3, 2017 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Personal Health Information Act Under Review
Government will consult with Nova Scotians and organizations that handle personal health information as part of a mandatory three-year review of the Personal Health Information Act.

Agreement Signed for Two New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters

Health and Wellness

January 26, 2017 9:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Agreement Signed for Two New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters
NOTE TO EDITORS: Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness, and Larry Crewson, Emergency Health Services director, will be available for questions in the Media Room, One Government Place, 1700 Granville St., Halifax, during post-cabinet interviews, today, Jan. 26.
Nova Scotia has reached an agreement with Canadian Helicopters Limited for two new air ambulance helicopters.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

January 25, 2017 9:19 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project
Government is considering its options for the design, construction, finance and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches.

Santé et Mieux-être-–La Municipalité du comté de Richmond reçoit une subvention pour la santé mentale

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2017 1:36 PM

Santé et Mieux-être-–La Municipalité du comté de Richmond reçoit une subvention pour la santé mentale
Les personnes âgées qui vivent dans la région Strait-Richmond auront bientôt un meilleur accès à de l'aide pour des problèmes de santé mentale et de dépendance.

Municipality of Richmond County Receives Mental-Health Grant

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2017 1:30 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Municipality of Richmond County Receives Mental-Health Grant
Older adults in the Strait-Richmond area will soon have improved access to mental-health and addictions support.

Smoking: We've come a long way. Let's keep going, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

January 16, 2017 1:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Smoking: We've come a long way. Let's keep going, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
It has been 40 years since the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control launched National Non-Smoking Week in Canada, which runs until Jan. 21.

Accountability Report on Emergency Departments Available

Health and Wellness

December 21, 2016 1:25 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Accountability Report on Emergency Departments Available
The annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments in Nova Scotia was submitted to the Clerk of the House of Assembly, today, Dec. 21, and is now available to the public.

Design Starting for Hants Community Hospital Upgrades

Health and Wellness

December 16, 2016 11:24 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Design Starting for Hants Community Hospital Upgrades
As part of the QEII redevelopment project, design work will begin in 2017 to revitalize an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.

QEII Redevelopment, Halifax Infirmary Renovations Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

December 12, 2016 11:49 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--QEII Redevelopment, Halifax Infirmary Renovations Moving Forward
The province continues to move forward with the QEII redevelopment project with plans to increase the number of operating rooms and relocate two interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Two EHS LifeFlight Helicopters to be Added

Health and Wellness

December 8, 2016 9:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Two EHS LifeFlight Helicopters to be Added
Nova Scotia is moving to add two Sikorsky 76 C+ helicopters to its EHS LifeFlight service.

Community Groups Receive Grants

Health and Wellness

December 7, 2016 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Community Groups Receive Grants
Four community groups will receive nearly $200,000 from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia to fund important projects that will help support Nova Scotians impacted by gambling.

One Person One Record Project Moves to Next Phase

Health and Wellness

December 6, 2016 9:23 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--One Person One Record Project Moves to Next Phase
Government is advancing a plan to modernize Nova Scotia's health information systems.

Government Invests in New Mammography Equipment

Health and Wellness

December 1, 2016 3:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Invests in New Mammography Equipment
The Government of Nova Scotia will provide $1.875 million to purchase new mammography systems and workstations to support high-quality breast screening across the province.

Vingt ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire

Health and Wellness

November 29, 2016 2:04 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Vingt ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire
Vingt ambulanciers paramédicaux de la province ont reçu la Médaille pour services distingués des services d’urgence médicale pour les services qu’ils ont rendus à des Néo-Écossais dans le besoin.

Twenty Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

November 29, 2016 2:02 PM

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

Chief Medical Officer Addresses National Summit on Opioid Use

Health and Wellness

November 24, 2016 1:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Chief Medical Officer Addresses National Summit on Opioid Use
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang
The recent national summit into the opioid crisis in Canada emphasized two distinct, but related, issues unfolding here in our province and across the country.

Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

November 24, 2016 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 lives that have been lost. The flag raising was a public ceremony at Province House, commencing HIV/AIDS Awareness Week in Nova Scotia.

QEII Redevelopment Planning and Programming Begins

Health and Wellness

November 22, 2016 11:24 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--QEII Redevelopment Planning and Programming Begins
One of Canada's top architecture and design firms will begin the detailed planning process needed to determine what the QEII Health Sciences Centre redevelopment project will look like, and where services will be located.

Dartmouth General Hospital Moves Toward Energy Efficient Addition

Health and Wellness

November 17, 2016 1:11 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Dartmouth General Hospital Moves Toward Energy Efficient Addition
Government awarded a contract today, Nov. 17, for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion project to MMM Group Limited.

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