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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.

Government, Health Authority Accept Auditor General Recommendations on Health System Planning

Health and Wellness

June 8, 2016 1:52 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government, Health Authority Accept Auditor General Recommendations on Health System Planning
Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority welcomed the Auditor General's report released today, June 8, on Nova Scotia's health system.

New Shelburne Primary Health-care Clinic Moving Ahead

Health and Wellness

June 7, 2016 12:10 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Shelburne Primary Health-care Clinic Moving Ahead
Work to build a new primary health-care clinic for Shelburne is moving forward.

Grants to Support Community Gambling Support Projects

Health and Wellness

June 6, 2016 10:44 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Grants to Support Community Gambling Support Projects
The Gambling Awareness Foundation of Nova Scotia is seeking applications for $300,000 worth of grants to fund projects to help Nova Scotian adults harmed by gambling.

More Nova Scotians to Get Hip, Knee Replacements

Health and Wellness

May 25, 2016 11:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Nova Scotians to Get Hip, Knee Replacements
Government has invested $1.9 million to help 160 more Nova Scotians get orthopedic surgeries.

Emergency Health Services Employees Honoured for Decades of Service

Health and Wellness

May 24, 2016 1:22 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Emergency Health Services Employees Honoured for Decades of Service
NOTE: A list of Emergency Health Services Long Service Award recipients follows this release.
Sixty-three Emergency Health Services staff members with between 20 and 40 years' experience were recognized today, May 24, for their service.

HEALTH/WELLNESS/FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD-–Province, Doctors Reach Agreement

Health and Wellness

May 20, 2016 9:22 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD-–Province, Doctors Reach Agreement
The province and Doctors Nova Scotia announced today, May 20, they have reached an agreement in principle. Doctors Nova Scotia represents more than 3,500 physicians in Nova Scotia.

Premier cas de Zika confirmé en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

May 16, 2016 11:21 AM

Santé et Mieux-être--Premier cas de Zika confirmé en Nouvelle-Écosse
Un premier cas d'infection à virus Zika a été confirmé en Nouvelle-Écosse.

First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

May 16, 2016 11:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has identified its first confirmed case of Zika virus.

More Support for Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2016 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--More Support for Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The thought of socializing with other children used to make five-year-old Zachary French so upset, he'd cry until he threw up.

Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2016 10:47 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme
Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Health and Wellness

May 3, 2016 10:45 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Mobile Critical Care Unit to Help With LifeFlight Helipad Issue

Health and Wellness

April 29, 2016 12:09 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES--Mobile Critical Care Unit to Help With LifeFlight Helipad Issue
A new Emergency Health Services (EHS) mobile critical care ground-transfer unit is now providing intensive care for EHS LifeFlight patients en route to Halifax hospitals.

New Administrator for Provincial Public Dental Programs

Health and Wellness

April 25, 2016 1:19 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Administrator for Provincial Public Dental Programs
A new service provider will carry out government's publicly insured dental programs.

From Dancing to Dialysis, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

April 14, 2016 11:39 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--From Dancing to Dialysis, Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Ellie O'Brien, a transplant recipient from Halifax. National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week is April 18-25.
Chronic illness changes a person. It alters your view on life and how you live it. It's the whole reason I became a nurse, but let me tell you how I got here.

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