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Flavoured Products Consultation to Begin in January

Health and Wellness

December 17, 2014 1:23 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Flavoured Products Consultation to Begin in January
Consultation will begin in January on whether certain flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

Procurement Consultant to Explore Home Care Options

Health and Wellness

December 16, 2014 9:44 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Procurement Consultant to Explore Home Care Options
A procurement consultant will make recommendations about tendering for home care services across the province to ensure Nova Scotians receive quality service at a sustainable cost.

Health Labour Arbitration Deadline Extended

Health and Wellness

December 15, 2014 2:41 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health Labour Arbitration Deadline Extended
Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine has extended the deadline for arbitration under the Health Authorities Act to Monday, Jan. 19, at the request of arbitrator James Dorsey.

Evaluation Finds Collaborative Teams Working Well, Makes Recommendations

Health and Wellness

December 10, 2014 12:52 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Evaluation Finds Collaborative Teams Working Well, Makes Recommendations
Improving community access to primary health care has been the biggest benefit of a model of care introduced in 2011, says a consultant evaluation.

Province Helps Replace Life-saving Cancer Equipment

Health and Wellness

December 4, 2014 9:55 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Helps Replace Life-saving Cancer Equipment
Funding to purchase linear accelerators, devices used to give radiation treatment to cancer patients, means cancer patients will continue to receive timely radiation treatments.

Signature par la Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard d'un nouveau contrat pour le service 811

Health and Wellness

November 28, 2014 2:07 PM

Santé et Mieux-Être--Signature par la Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard d'un nouveau contrat pour le service 811
La Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard renforcent le service 811 et épargnent de l’argent en signant un nouveau contrat avec McKesson Canada.

N.S., P.E.I. Sign New 811 Agreement

Health and Wellness

November 28, 2014 2:06 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--N.S., P.E.I. Sign New 811 Agreement
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are strengthening 811 service and saving money by signing a new contract with McKesson Canada.

Government Responds to Private Soil Tests

Health and Wellness

November 28, 2014 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Government Responds to Private Soil Tests
A review of testing results of soil samples taken in Boat Harbour, Pictou Co., shows the levels of mercury and most other chemicals are within acceptable limits.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

November 26, 2014 1:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day
The Government of Nova Scotia is honouring people who are living with, and those who have died from, HIV/AIDS by marking HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day.

Public Asked to Help Find Missing Medication Pouch

Health and Wellness

November 26, 2014 11:29 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Public Asked to Help Find Missing Medication Pouch
NOTE: A photograph of a medical pouch is available on the Communications Nova Scotia website at novascotia.ca/news/Photos/2014/11/26/EHS-Drug-Pouch.jpg .
Emergency Health Services is asking for the public's help to find a medication pouch reported missing from one of its ambulances on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Health-care Labour Mediation Ends, Arbitration Begins

Health and Wellness

November 18, 2014 9:00 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Health-care Labour Mediation Ends, Arbitration Begins
Mediator James Dorsey has informed government that not all issues have been resolved between health-care unions and employers.

Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire

Health and Wellness

November 7, 2014 2:01 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire
Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont reçu la Médaille pour services distingués aujourd'hui, le vendredi 7 novembre, pour leur dévouement à aider les Néo-Écossais au moment où ils en ont le plus besoin.

Fifteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

November 7, 2014 1:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Fifteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service
Fifteen Nova Scotia paramedics were awarded the Exemplary Services Medal today, Friday, Nov. 7, for their hard work helping Nova Scotians when they are most in need.

Government to Consult on Flavoured Tobacco, E-cigarette Juice

Health and Wellness

November 5, 2014 10:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government to Consult on Flavoured Tobacco, E-cigarette Juice
Government will consult with Nova Scotians on whether certain flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

Community Grants Help Not-for-Profit Groups Across Province

Health and Wellness

November 3, 2014 10:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Community Grants Help Not-for-Profit Groups Across Province
NOTE: A list of organizations announced today, Nov. 3, receiving grants follows this release.
Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions will get help from community organizations receiving provincial grants.

Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Health and Wellness

November 1, 2014 11:35 AM

ECONOMIC/RURAL/DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities
Annapolis Royal's downtown area will get a visitor-friendly update as part of a $63,000 investment announced today, Nov. 1, by Premier Stephen McNeil.

Physical Activity Opportunities Expand in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

November 1, 2014 11:11 AM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Physical Activity Opportunities Expand in Cape Breton
Up to 30 more children from Eskasoni are getting an opportunity to play football this season as part of a provincial investment in physical activity.

Executive Structure Announced for New Provincial Health Authority

Health and Wellness

October 31, 2014 11:27 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Executive Structure Announced for New Provincial Health Authority
A streamlined executive team to lead Nova Scotia's new health authority, beginning April 1, was announced today, Oct. 31.

Nurse Practitioners Able to Prescribe Monitored Drugs

Health and Wellness

October 29, 2014 10:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nurse Practitioners Able to Prescribe Monitored Drugs
Starting Nov. 1, nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia can register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program, allowing them to prescribe monitored drugs to patients who need them.

Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced

Health and Wellness

October 24, 2014 9:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Amendments to Tobacco Legislation Introduced
Government introduced amendments today, Oct. 24, to regulate e-cigarettes, waterpipes and flavoured tobacco under the province's tobacco legislation.

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