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Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Targets Risk Groups

Health and Wellness

March 22, 2017 1:43 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Targets Risk Groups
African Nova Scotians will be getting some help managing their health with the support of personalized health coaching.

Government Responds to Mental Health Panel Recommendations

Health and Wellness

March 20, 2017 9:34 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Responds to Mental Health Panel Recommendations
Government will work to enhance and better coordinate mental health supports offered to children and youth, through school facilities like youth health centres.

Second Operating Room for Hants Community Hospital

Health and Wellness

March 16, 2017 1:27 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Second Operating Room for Hants Community Hospital
Renovating an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures.

First Construction Tender Issued for Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

March 14, 2017 10:40 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--First Construction Tender Issued for Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital
The first tender for construction services at the Dartmouth General Hospital was issued today, March 14. This expansion and renovation is part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Government Takes Action to Prevent Opioid Overdose and Save Lives

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2017 11:46 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Takes Action to Prevent Opioid Overdose and Save Lives
Government is taking immediate action to address the increase in illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in Nova Scotia with more than $1 million in funding.

Progress Continues for Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital

Health and Wellness

March 2, 2017 11:14 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Progress Continues for Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital
The province continues to move forward with planned renovations to the Halifax Infirmary building of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and updates to the operating room at the Hants Community Hospital.

Nova Scotia Adopts Electronic Public Health Information System

Health and Wellness

March 2, 2017 9:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotia Adopts Electronic Public Health Information System
Nova Scotia will adopt an electronic public health system that will help public health officials in their work to keep more people from getting sick.

Research Projects Receive Funding Support

Health and Wellness

February 24, 2017 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Research Projects Receive Funding Support
Imagine stroke patients being able to do rehab at home with the help of an app.

Premier, Atlantic Counterparts to Explore Cooperation Among Publicly Funded Drug Plans Across the Region

Health and Wellness

February 20, 2017 1:17 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Premier, Atlantic Counterparts to Explore Cooperation Among Publicly Funded Drug Plans Across the Region
Premier Stephen McNeil and the Council of Atlantic Premiers have agreed to explore new and innovative ways to work together, to make publicly funded drug plans stronger in our region.

Personal Health Information Act Under Review

Health and Wellness

February 3, 2017 10:04 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Personal Health Information Act Under Review
Government will consult with Nova Scotians and organizations that handle personal health information as part of a mandatory three-year review of the Personal Health Information Act.

Agreement Signed for Two New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters

Health and Wellness

January 26, 2017 9:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Agreement Signed for Two New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters
Nova Scotia has reached an agreement with Canadian Helicopters Limited for two new air ambulance helicopters.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Health and Wellness

January 25, 2017 9:19 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project
Government is considering its options for the design, construction, finance and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches.

Santé et Mieux-être-–La Municipalité du comté de Richmond reçoit une subvention pour la santé mentale

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2017 1:36 PM

Santé et Mieux-être-–La Municipalité du comté de Richmond reçoit une subvention pour la santé mentale
Les personnes âgées qui vivent dans la région Strait-Richmond auront bientôt un meilleur accès à de l'aide pour des problèmes de santé mentale et de dépendance.

Municipality of Richmond County Receives Mental-Health Grant

Health and Wellness

January 23, 2017 1:30 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Municipality of Richmond County Receives Mental-Health Grant
Older adults in the Strait-Richmond area will soon have improved access to mental-health and addictions support.

Smoking: We've come a long way. Let's keep going, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

January 16, 2017 1:36 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Smoking: We've come a long way. Let's keep going, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
It has been 40 years since the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control launched National Non-Smoking Week in Canada, which runs until Jan. 21.

Accountability Report on Emergency Departments Available

Health and Wellness

December 21, 2016 1:25 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Accountability Report on Emergency Departments Available
The annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments in Nova Scotia was submitted to the Clerk of the House of Assembly, today, Dec. 21, and is now available to the public.

Design Starting for Hants Community Hospital Upgrades

Health and Wellness

December 16, 2016 11:24 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Design Starting for Hants Community Hospital Upgrades
As part of the QEII redevelopment project, design work will begin in 2017 to revitalize an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.

QEII Redevelopment, Halifax Infirmary Renovations Moving Forward

Health and Wellness

December 12, 2016 11:49 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--QEII Redevelopment, Halifax Infirmary Renovations Moving Forward
The province continues to move forward with the QEII redevelopment project with plans to increase the number of operating rooms and relocate two interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Two EHS LifeFlight Helicopters to be Added

Health and Wellness

December 8, 2016 9:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Two EHS LifeFlight Helicopters to be Added
Nova Scotia is moving to add two Sikorsky 76 C+ helicopters to its EHS LifeFlight service.

Community Groups Receive Grants

Health and Wellness

December 7, 2016 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Community Groups Receive Grants
Four community groups will receive nearly $200,000 from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia to fund important projects that will help support Nova Scotians impacted by gambling.

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