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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.

Unattached Patient Incentive Update

Health and Wellness

June 1, 2018 12:36 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Unattached Patient Incentive Update
Another 142 family doctors in Nova Scotia have taken on new patients in the second month of a new incentive for them.

Des employés des Services de santé d’urgence mis à l’honneur pour leurs longs états de service

Health and Wellness

May 29, 2018 2:35 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Des employés des Services de santé d’urgence mis à l’honneur pour leurs longs états de service
REMARQUE : une liste des récipiendaires des prix suit le présent communiqué.
Une cérémonie de remise de prix pour longs états de service auprès des Services de santé d’urgence (SSU) a eu lieu aujourd’hui, 29 mai, pour rendre hommage à des employés qui comptent entre 20 et 45 ans de service.

Emergency Health Services Employees Recognized for Decades of Service

Health and Wellness

May 29, 2018 2:32 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Emergency Health Services Employees Recognized for Decades of Service
NOTE: A list of award recipients follows this release.
Emergency Health Services (EHS) staff members with between 20 and 45 years of service were honoured today, May 29, at the EHS Long Service Award ceremony.

High-dose Flu Vaccine Available in Long-Term Care Facilities

Health and Wellness

May 17, 2018 8:43 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--High-dose Flu Vaccine Available in Long-Term Care Facilities
Thousands of Nova Scotians living in long-term care facilities will have access to a new flu vaccine this fall, which will provide greater protection for seniors and is expected to reduce hospital stays.

Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique offrent une mise à jour au sujet du carfentanil

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 2:25 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE/JUSTICE--Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique offrent une mise à jour au sujet du carfentanil
Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse rappellent aux gens qu'un opioïde dangereux est présent en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Chief Medical Officer, Public Safety Director Carfentanil Update

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 2:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Chief Medical Officer, Public Safety Director Carfentanil Update
Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Safety are reminding Nova Scotians of the presence of a dangerous opioid in Nova Scotia.

Physicians Take Advantage of Incentives

Health and Wellness

May 2, 2018 9:20 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Physicians Take Advantage of Incentives
Nearly 900 more Nova Scotians now have a family doctor thanks to early uptake in one of the incentives recently announced by government and Doctors Nova Scotia.

More Construction Contracts Awarded for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

May 1, 2018 1:44 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--More Construction Contracts Awarded for QEII Redevelopment Project
More construction contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation have been awarded to Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec companies.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2018 10:53 AM

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed
Mandi’s last wish was to give the gift of life. As tragic as her death was, it is the resounding impact of her wishes that are etched in our memories and offer solace as nothing else has.

Semaine de sensibilisation au don d'organes et de tissus

Health and Wellness

April 26, 2018 10:51 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Semaine de sensibilisation au don d'organes et de tissus
Le dernier souhait de Mandi était d'offrir le don de vie. Malgré son décès tragique, c'est l'impact retentissant de son souhait qui est gravé dans notre mémoire et qui nous offre du réconfort comme rien d'autre.

Il est important de vérifier ses vêtements et sa peau pour éviter les tiques

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2018 9:32 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Il est important de vérifier ses vêtements et sa peau pour éviter les tiques
Le printemps est à nos portes, ce qui signifie des températures plus chaudes et plus de temps en plein air. La population de tiques continue de s'accroître dans plusieurs régions de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il est important de vous protéger et de protéger votre famille contre les tiques lorsque vous profitez du plein air.

Make Tick Checks Part of Your Routine

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2018 9:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Make Tick Checks Part of Your Routine
Spring is here, and with it warmer temperatures and more time outside.

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