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Government Funds New Medical Equipment

Health and Wellness

August 31, 2016 1:07 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Funds New Medical Equipment
The Government of Nova Scotia will provide $9.8 million to purchase new medical equipment in the province's hospitals this year.

New Hospice in Annapolis Valley

Health and Wellness

August 18, 2016 10:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Hospice in Annapolis Valley
There will be a new residential hospice in Annapolis Valley.

Putting Health Care Back Into Hands of Nova Scotians, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

August 17, 2016 1:26 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Putting Health Care Back Into Hands of Nova Scotians, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine
In Nova Scotia, we are passionate about how our health care is delivered, accessed and managed. Yet, until recently, the fax machine has been the most common way for doctors to share information with each other, and patients still keep pieces of paper to keep track of important health information. In the meantime, text and email has become second nature in how we communicate with family and friends and online banking has become routine.

Horseback Riding Program Receives Mental Health Grant

Health and Wellness

August 12, 2016 10:31 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Horseback Riding Program Receives Mental Health Grant
Today, Aug. 12, the province announced a $22,480 community mental health and addictions grant to support a horseback riding program in Aylesford, Kings Co.

Request for Proposals for QEII Health-care Services Relocation and Enhancement Plan

Health and Wellness

August 4, 2016 9:29 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Request for Proposals for QEII Health-care Services Relocation and Enhancement Plan
The province is taking an important step to ensure plans for the QEII redevelopment are on the right track.

Tri-County Women's Centre to Offer Expanded Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2016 1:23 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Tri-County Women's Centre to Offer Expanded Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service
Tri-County Women's Centre will soon offer expanded sexual assault nurse examiner service to residents of southwestern Nova Scotia, the Annapolis Valley, and the South Shore.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Centre to Offer Expanded Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2016 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Centre to Offer Expanded Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Service in Cape Breton
Every Woman's Centre in Sydney has signed a three-year contract to offer expanded sexual assault nurse examiner service to residents of Cape Breton.

Les gouvernements fédéral et provincial lancent le service MyHealthNS afin d'améliorer les soins de santé en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

July 28, 2016 12:51 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Les gouvernements fédéral et provincial lancent le service MyHealthNS afin d'améliorer les soins de santé en Nouvelle-Écosse
Les médecins et les patients en Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent maintenant accéder aux résultats de tests courants et échanger des renseignements grâce au service MyHealthNS, un nouvel outil en ligne sécurisé.

Federal and Provincial Governments Launch MyHealthNS to Improve Health Care in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

July 28, 2016 12:48 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Federal and Provincial Governments Launch MyHealthNS to Improve Health Care in Nova Scotia
Doctors and patients in Nova Scotia can now get routine test results and share information through MyHealthNS, a new secure online tool.

Home Care Waitlists Eliminated In Many Communities

Health and Wellness

July 21, 2016 12:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Home Care Waitlists Eliminated In Many Communities
Government and its partners have eliminated home care waitlists in many Nova Scotia communities.

Nova Scotia Sea School Receives Mental Health Grant

Health and Wellness

July 20, 2016 10:19 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Sea School Receives Mental Health Grant
At the Nova Scotia Sea School in Lunenburg, teens are not just learning to sail – they are starting to soar.

Negotiated Contracts with Doctors Move Province Forward

Health and Wellness

July 18, 2016 1:59 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Negotiated Contracts with Doctors Move Province Forward
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine
We have long heard calls for redesigning Nova Scotia's health-care system, and that's exactly what we have been working toward for the past three years. We know there are improvements to be made in access to and quality of care.

New Nursing Home for Antigonish

Health and Wellness

July 12, 2016 1:48 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Nursing Home for Antigonish
A new 25-bed nursing home will replace the Bethany facility presently used by the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish.

Next Step Begins for Expansion at Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

July 8, 2016 10:53 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH AND WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY–-Next Step Begins for Expansion at Dartmouth General Hospital
The province is taking another step to expand and modernize the Dartmouth General Hospital and enhance its role in Nova Scotia's health-care system.

Doctors Agreements Ratified

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2016 12:14 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD--Doctors Agreements Ratified
Nova Scotia's doctors have ratified two four-year agreements with government.

Dartmouth General Hospital Renovation Reaches Another Milestone

Health and Wellness

June 24, 2016 8:40 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH AND WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Dartmouth General Hospital Renovation Reaches Another Milestone
NOTE TO EDITORS: Karen Mumford, senior director, QEII Redevelopment Project, Nova Scotia Health Authority, is available for media interviews from 10 a.m. to noon today. Call or email the media contacts to make arrangements.
Thirty-five patients moved into newly renovated space at Dartmouth General Hospital this week.

New Funding to Help Nova Scotians Remain Independent

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2016 12:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Funding to Help Nova Scotians Remain Independent
New funding for home care and home support will help Nova Scotians live independently for as long as possible.

New Fund to Help Combat Chronic Disease

Health and Wellness

June 21, 2016 10:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Fund to Help Combat Chronic Disease
A new Chronic Disease Innovation Fund will support programs in communities across the province to help Nova Scotians live healthier lives.

Better Health Care for Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

June 10, 2016 12:06 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Better Health Care for Cape Breton
A family practice in Sydney is expanding into a collaborative health-care team, which will give more people in Cape Breton better access to primary health care.

Panel to Advise Government on Innovative Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions

Health and Wellness

June 9, 2016 1:11 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Panel to Advise Government on Innovative Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
A panel of eight experts have been appointed to examine the province's approaches to mental health and addictions.

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