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Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend

Health and Wellness

August 26, 2011 11:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend
NOTE: A list of beaches and their supervision status, follows this release.
Sunday, Aug. 28, will be the last day of supervision for most of the 23 beaches covered by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 3:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Addition Opens in Port Hawkesbury
The province is ensuring seniors are able to stay in their communities longer with the official opening of the Chisholm Wing, a 12-bed addition to the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 2:04 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals
The Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services was presented today, Aug. 25, to 17 men and women who tirelessly work to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians.

Construction Starts at Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2011 9:10 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Construction Starts at Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Sports, culture and recreation will soon have a new home in Bridgewater thanks to the construction of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Reopens

Health and Wellness

August 18, 2011 9:50 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Reopens
After several water samples were tested and met the recreational water guideline, the Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Know Their Numbers

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2011 2:44 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Know Their Numbers
A new wallet-size card is about to play a big role in improving the health of Nova Scotians. The province launched the My Blood Pressure Card today, Aug. 16, to encourage Nova Scotians to keep track of their blood pressure and become actively involved in managing it properly.

Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 6:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County Closed to Swimmers
The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Bayfield Beach in Antigonish County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

Contrats accordés à des nouveaux fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 11:18 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Contrats accordés à des nouveaux fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile
Le gouvernement provincial économisera plus d'un demi-million de dollars par année grâce à un nouveau processus de sélection des fournisseurs de service d'oxygénothérapie à domicile, tout en assurant la même qualité du service pour les clients.

Contracts Awarded to New Home Oxygen Service Providers

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2011 11:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Contracts Awarded to New Home Oxygen Service Providers
The province will save more than half a million dollars a year through a new process for choosing home oxygen providers, while ensuring the same quality service for clients.

Le public peut aider les enfants à grandir en bonne santé

Health and Wellness

August 11, 2011 10:10 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le public peut aider les enfants à grandir en bonne santé
Les Néo-Écossais peuvent aider les enfants à bouger davantage, à mieux manger et à faire de la province l'endroit au Canada où il est le plus facile de grandir en bonne santé.

Public Can Help Make It Easier to Grow Up Healthy

Health and Wellness

August 11, 2011 10:07 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Public Can Help Make It Easier to Grow Up Healthy
Nova Scotians can help children move more, eat well and make the province the easiest place in Canada to grow up healthy.

Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released

Health and Wellness

August 10, 2011 10:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released
An independent report on midwifery released today, Aug. 10, will help ensure Nova Scotia mothers and their families get the best possible maternity care.

Key Commitment of Better Care Sooner Plan Fulfilled

Health and Wellness

August 9, 2011 1:28 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Key Commitment of Better Care Sooner Plan Fulfilled
Nova Scotia's first Collaborative Emergency Centre, a key commitment under the Better Care Sooner plan, has opened in Parrsboro.

Funding for Hospital Capital Equipment

Health and Wellness

August 3, 2011 11:44 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding for Hospital Capital Equipment
The province is spending $7 million on capital equipment requests to ensure hospitals are well equipped to provide the best care.

Drug Information System Will Better Protect Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

July 28, 2011 10:14 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Drug Information System Will Better Protect Nova Scotians
The province is implementing a drug information system to better protect the health of Nova Scotians. Pharmacists, doctors and other prescribers will be able to share information about the medications patients are taking.

Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County Reopens

Health and Wellness

July 15, 2011 9:59 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County Reopens
After successful water quality tests that met the recreational water guideline, the Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County.

Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

July 13, 2011 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County Closed to Swimmers
The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Point Michaud Beach in Richmond County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

Province to Better Utilize Underused Beds

Health and Wellness

July 7, 2011 2:43 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province to Better Utilize Underused Beds
The province is making more long-term care beds available in nursing homes by converting some unused respite beds, better using resources while improving care for seniors.

Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans

Health and Wellness

July 6, 2011 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Approves District Health Authorities' Business Plans
The province has approved the business plans of Nova Scotia's nine district health authorities.

Cape Breton Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

July 6, 2011 11:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Cape Breton Region Receives Recreation Funding
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Cape Breton region follows this release.
The province is awarding nine grants, totaling $349,650 under the Recreation Facility Development Program, to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Cape Breton region.

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