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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.

Working to Improve Mental Health Care, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

August 15, 2017 1:42 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Working to Improve Mental Health Care, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey.
Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking for ways to improve how mental health care is delivered and how Nova Scotians access that care.

Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

August 14, 2017 9:20 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Five Nova Scotia companies and one New Brunswick company have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Government Accepts Recommendations on Youth Mental Health in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2017 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Government Accepts Recommendations on Youth Mental Health in Cape Breton
Government will take immediate action to enhance mental health services and support for young people in Cape Breton.

Advisory Services Contract Awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

July 20, 2017 12:11 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Contract Awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project
Deloitte has been awarded the contract to explore public and private sector-led options to help determine the best approach to design, construct and maintain new buildings that will replace the Victoria and Centennial buildings in Halifax.

Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Health and Wellness

July 19, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting
The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Second Operating Room for Hants One Step Closer

Health and Wellness

July 14, 2017 12:07 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Second Operating Room for Hants One Step Closer
PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. has been awarded the contract for renovations of the Hants Community Hospital’s second operating room.

Construction Underway for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Health and Wellness

June 27, 2017 1:44 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Construction Underway for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion
Construction that will help improve health-care services for patients and families is underway with the expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health

Health and Wellness

June 26, 2017 1:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health
Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will spend three days in Cape Breton, beginning today, June 26, gathering information about the mental health needs for young people in the community.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2017 10:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community
Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will travel to Cape Breton Monday, June 26, to look into mental health needs for young people in the community.

Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware
Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause Lyme disease.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux tiques

Health and Wellness

May 18, 2017 12:29 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux tiques
On encourage les Néo-Écossais à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme.

Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2017 10:08 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project
Eight Nova Scotia companies have been awarded contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2017 1:58 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Carolyn Desjardins, the wife of an organ donor and a nurse in the dialysis unit at All Saints Springhill Hospital in Cumberland County. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 23-29.
Nothing prepared me for the sudden death of my husband, Craig, almost two years ago. But because he was an organ donor, his death allowed another man to live.

Construction of New Shelburne Clinic Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

April 23, 2017 12:03 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY-- Construction of New Shelburne Clinic Moving Forward
Construction of a new health-care clinic in Shelburne is expected to start in June, as the community welcomes two new doctors and two new nurses to the area.

Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2017 10:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis
Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre

Health and Wellness

April 20, 2017 12:08 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY—-Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre
A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2017 1:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton
Four communities across Cape Breton are welcoming seven new nurses. As a result, about 4,000 additional people on the island will have access to primary health care.

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