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Nova Scotia's First Collaborative Emergency Centre Announced

Health and Wellness

April 6, 2011 10:44 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Nova Scotia's First Collaborative Emergency Centre Announced
NOTE: A social media version of this release with video clips is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-04-06-CEC/ . Downloadable hi-res photos and audio clips will be added after the event.
Nova Scotians living in smaller communities will be able to see a doctor the same day or next day and will have 24/7 access to emergency care with the creation of Collaborative Emergency Centres.

Government Committed to Better Health Care, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

April 4, 2011 2:29 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Committed to Better Health Care, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald.
As Minister of Health and Wellness, I know few things are more important to Nova Scotians than health care.

Nursing Home Officially Opens in Falmouth

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2011 9:45 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nursing Home Officially Opens in Falmouth
A new long-term care facility in Falmouth, Hants Co., is offering seniors a home away from home.

Government Investment in QEII Provides Emergency Care Sooner

Health and Wellness

April 1, 2011 9:23 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Investment in QEII Provides Emergency Care Sooner
Nova Scotians are getting faster, better emergency care after improvements to the province's largest hospital.

New Nursing Home Officially Opened in Middleton

Health and Wellness

March 24, 2011 1:35 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--New Nursing Home Officially Opened in Middleton
A new long-term care facility in Middleton offers seniors a home away from home. Officially opened today, March 24, Heart of the Valley Long-Term Care Centre is a place where friends and family can ensure their loved ones receive the support and quality of care they need, in a home-like environment.

Minister Concludes Emergency Care Tour

Health and Wellness

March 17, 2011 1:51 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Concludes Emergency Care Tour
Nova Scotians want more information about options for emergency care, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald found on her recent visit to communities.

Province Releases Details of Fair Drug Prices Consultations

Health and Wellness

March 17, 2011 9:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Releases Details of Fair Drug Prices Consultations
The province will introduce legislation this spring as the next step in its plan to get fair drug prices for Nova Scotians.

New Program Helps Provide Better Health Care for Seniors

Health and Wellness

March 16, 2011 11:03 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Program Helps Provide Better Health Care for Seniors
Seniors in some nursing homes now have access to enhanced on-site health care from highly trained paramedics, avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.

Program to Help Seniors Stay in Homes, Communities

Health and Wellness

March 15, 2011 11:37 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Program to Help Seniors Stay in Homes, Communities
Seniors will receive more support to stay in their own homes and communities as part of government's plan to provide better care sooner.

Thaw Risky for Trail Users

Health and Wellness

March 14, 2011 1:39 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Thaw Risky for Trail Users
Trail users in the province should be cautious as warming temperatures lead to thawing and risky ice conditions.

Program Reduces Wait Times for Orthopedic Patients

Health and Wellness

March 10, 2011 12:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Program Reduces Wait Times for Orthopedic Patients
Nova Scotians needing knee and hip replacements are receiving better care before surgery and seeing specialists sooner.

Protect Your Kidneys-Save Your Heart Op-ed

Health and Wellness

March 8, 2011 1:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Protect Your Kidneys-Save Your Heart Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed by Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program and Kathy Harrigan, cardiac consultant, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia.
What does the health of your kidneys have to do with keeping your heart healthy? Everything.

National Dialogue on Childhood Obesity Launched

Health and Wellness

March 7, 2011 11:48 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--National Dialogue on Childhood Obesity Launched
Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness, along with her federal, provincial and territorial colleagues, today, March 7 launched Our Health Our Future: A National Dialogue on Healthy Weights.

Funding Targets Shared with District Health Authorities

Health and Wellness

March 3, 2011 9:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding Targets Shared with District Health Authorities
The province is holding the line on the budgets of the nine district health authorities and the IWK for the coming year.

Minister Applauds Physicians

Health and Wellness

March 2, 2011 11:12 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Minister Applauds Physicians
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald is praising the leadership of Doctors Nova Scotia members after they voted to amend their master agreement, which helps the province live within its means.

L'activité grippale augmente dans la province

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 3:07 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--L'activité grippale augmente dans la province
Alors que de plus en plus de cas de grippe saisonnière sont confirmés, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner et à prendre des mesures de prévention pour éviter de contracter la grippe.

Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 3:03 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise
With more cases of seasonal flu confirmed, Nova Scotians are encouraged to get immunized and take preventative action to avoid getting sick with the flu.

Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise

Health and Wellness

February 2, 2011 2:56 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Sees Flu Activity Begin To Rise
With more cases of seasonal flu confirmed, Nova Scotians are encouraged to get immunized and take preventative action to avoid getting sick with the flu.

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Speech Services Extended to Acadian and Francophone Pre-Schoolers

Health and Wellness

February 1, 2011 10:56 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Speech Services Extended to Acadian and Francophone Pre-Schoolers
French-speaking families in Nova Scotia can now benefit from speech-language support for pre-school children in their own language.

Des services d'orthophonie sont maintenant offerts aux enfants acadiens et francophones d'âge préscolaire

Health and Wellness

February 1, 2011 10:55 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Des services d'orthophonie sont maintenant offerts aux enfants acadiens et francophones d'âge préscolaire
Les familles francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse bénéficient maintenant de services d'orthophonie pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire dans leur propre langue.

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