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Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 11:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation
The Tobacco Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act was proclaimed today, Sept. 26. It allows the province to sue tobacco manufacturers for unlawful activities that increased smoking.

Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 9:46 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy
Nova Scotians most affected by dementia will help shape the province's first strategy that targets the illness.

Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit

Health and Wellness

September 22, 2014 12:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Attend Thrive! Summit
About 400 Nova Scotians are attending the first Thrive! Summit today, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, to help create healthier communities across the province.

Expert Panel to Advise Government on Autism Wait List

Health and Wellness

September 19, 2014 10:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Expert Panel to Advise Government on Autism Wait List
Government has asked a group of experts to advise how best to ensure that children diagnosed with autism get the treatment they need at the right time.

Government Announces CEO Designate for New Health Authority

Health and Wellness

September 18, 2014 12:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Announces CEO Designate for New Health Authority
Nova Scotia's new provincial health authority is going to be led by Janet Knox, a registered nurse and senior health executive with leadership experience in Nova Scotia, Canada and overseas.

Online Prenatal and Parenting Program Launched

Health and Wellness

September 16, 2014 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Online Prenatal and Parenting Program Launched
Nova Scotia Welcome to Parenting was launched today, Sept. 16, to provide prenatal education and parenting support through baby's first year.

Government Signs New Agreement with Pharmacists

Health and Wellness

September 10, 2014 1:28 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Signs New Agreement with Pharmacists
Government has signed a new tariff agreement with the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Sets Principles, Zones, Vision for New Health Authority, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

September 10, 2014 1:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Sets Principles, Zones, Vision for New Health Authority, Op-Ed
The following is an op-ed from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
Nova Scotians want and deserve the best health-care system possible.

Equipment Funding is Best Value for Patients, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

September 4, 2014 2:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Equipment Funding is Best Value for Patients, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
There has been some questions about how the Cape Breton District Health Authority purchased a new CT scanner for the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. I would like to explain how the purchase worked, and why we believe it's the best way to ensure residents of Inverness County get the CT scans they need quickly, through our public medicare system, and close to home.

Fin de la surveillance des plages pour la saison

Health and Wellness

August 22, 2014 12:42 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE-- Fin de la surveillance des plages pour la saison
Remarque : À la fin du communiqué se trouve la liste des plages où des sauveteurs seront présents jusqu'au lundi 1er septembre et pendant certaines fins de semaine en septembre.
La surveillance des plages prend fin cette fin de semaine à de nombreux endroits dans la province.

Lifeguard Service Ending for the Season

Health and Wellness

August 22, 2014 12:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lifeguard Service Ending for the Season
NOTE: A list of beaches that will continue to have lifeguard service until Monday, Sept. 1, and on designated weekends into September, follows this release.
Lifeguard supervision is ending for the season at many beaches around the province this weekend.

Government Publishes Information on Serious Reportable Events

Health and Wellness

August 14, 2014 10:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Publishes Information on Serious Reportable Events
Government is now publishing the number of serious reportable events that take place in hospitals.

Government Approves Funding for Inverness CT Scanner

Health and Wellness

August 13, 2014 10:26 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Approves Funding for Inverness CT Scanner
Soon, patients in Inverness will be able to get CT scans close to home.

Government Approves Emergency Funding for Capital Equipment

Health and Wellness

August 6, 2014 12:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Approves Emergency Funding for Capital Equipment
Emergency funding has been approved for two new ultrasound machines at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish.

Government Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

July 24, 2014 12:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
Government has approved the 2014-15 business plans for Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities and the IWK.

MSI Coverage Extended for Out of Province Travel

Health and Wellness

July 24, 2014 9:55 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--MSI Coverage Extended for Out of Province Travel
If you're planning an extended trip to a warmer climate, or to visit the grandkids over Christmas, the province has good news for you.

Queens Celebrates Opening of New Health Centre and Medical Unit

Health and Wellness

July 22, 2014 1:12 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Queens Celebrates Opening of New Health Centre, Medical Unit
A new medical unit and primary health-care centre at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool will help more people get the care they need close to home.

Semaine nationale de prévention de la noyade

Health and Wellness

July 18, 2014 1:20 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Semaine nationale de prévention de la noyade
La sécurité aquatique peut vous sauver la vie.

National Drowning Prevention Week

Health and Wellness

July 18, 2014 1:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--National Drowning Prevention Week
Water safety can save your life.

More Hospitals to Convert to Natural Gas

Health and Wellness

July 18, 2014 11:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Hospitals to Convert to Natural Gas
Government is moving ahead with plans to help the environment and save money at regional hospitals.

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