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Telephone System Disruption

Health and Wellness

December 3, 2015 4:42 PM

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Telephone System Disruption
A disruption in the Bell Aliant telephone system is impacting service across the province.

Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

November 24, 2015 1:41 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day
People who are living with, or who have died from HIV-AIDS are being honoured as part of HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Tentative Agreement Reached With Medical Residents

Health and Wellness

November 20, 2015 8:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Tentative Agreement Reached With Medical Residents
A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday, Nov. 18, between the employers and the association representing the province's medical residents.

New Legislation Will Modernize Paramedicine Profession

Health and Wellness

November 18, 2015 1:44 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Legislation Will Modernize Paramedicine Profession
Government is increasing public safety by making paramedics a self-regulating profession.

On rappelle aux gens de se faire vacciner contre la grippe avant les Fêtes

Health and Wellness

November 18, 2015 1:18 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On rappelle aux gens de se faire vacciner contre la grippe avant les Fêtes
Les gens se rassembleront bientôt pour célébrer les Fêtes et le virus de la grippe se répandra rapidement, alors on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de se faire vacciner contre la grippe et de prendre d’autres précautions pour éviter de contracter et de propager la maladie.

Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot Before Holidays

Health and Wellness

November 18, 2015 1:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Reminded to Get Flu Shot Before Holidays
As people come together to celebrate the holiday season the flu spreads quickly so Nova Scotians are reminded to get their flu shots now and take other precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the disease.

Government Helps Support New Playground for YWCA Spryfield

Health and Wellness

November 10, 2015 10:57 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Helps Support New Playground for YWCA Spryfield
Children at the YWCA Spryfield Early Learning and Child Care Centre will soon enjoy a new playground thanks to an investment by the province.

Acquired Brain Injury Group Announced

Health and Wellness

November 6, 2015 11:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Acquired Brain Injury Group Announced
NOTE: A list of members follows at the end of this release.
Government is moving forward on its commitment to help brain injury survivors with the formation of the Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Group.

Improving the Health of Nova Scotians, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

November 5, 2015 12:49 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Improving the Health of Nova Scotians, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer, Health and Wellness.
For the first time, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness has published a snapshot of our province's health and how we compare to Canadians.

Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

October 30, 2015 11:54 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal to 14 Nova Scotia paramedics during a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Province Puts Total Care First in Shelburne

Health and Wellness

October 26, 2015 4:51 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Puts Total Care First in Shelburne
Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine today, Oct. 26, discussed issues related to Roseway Emergency Department in Shelburne and overall health care in Shelburne County during a presentation with Janet Knox, president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Your Local Library, A Community Health Resource, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

October 15, 2015 11:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Your Local Library, A Community Health Resource, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Visiting your local public library can help you improve your health and well-being.

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner tôt contre la grippe

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2015 11:38 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner tôt contre la grippe
On encourage les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner contre la grippe dès que possible.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot Early

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2015 11:36 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Get Flu Shot Early
Nova Scotians are encouraged to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Government Continues with Dartmouth General Revitalization

Health and Wellness

October 14, 2015 10:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Continues with Dartmouth General Revitalization
Government is moving forward with its plans to revitalize the Dartmouth General Hospital. The final technical design contract for the 5th floor was awarded today, Oct. 14, to DIALOG Nova Scotia Architecture Engineering Interior Design Planning Inc.

Mental Health, Addictions Services Continue to Expand

Health and Wellness

October 13, 2015 2:05 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Mental Health, Addictions Services Continue to Expand
More community support is driving the success of the province's mental health and addictions strategy, which is now in its fourth year.

Paramedics Recognized on Province's Third Annual Medic Monday

Health and Wellness

September 28, 2015 11:32 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Recognized on Province's Third Annual Medic Monday
Last year, more than 155,000 Nova Scotians received emergency care from one of the province's highly skilled and dedicated team of paramedics.

La qualité de l'eau à la plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg est de retour à la normale

Health and Wellness

September 3, 2015 1:31 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--La qualité de l'eau à la plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg est de retour à la normale
Le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être a reçu les résultats des échantillons d'eau de la plage Bayswater, dans le comté de Lunenburg. Les nouveaux échantillons respectent les lignes directrice pour l'eau destinée aux loisirs.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County, Water Quality Returns to Normal

Health and Wellness

September 3, 2015 1:30 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County, Water Quality Returns to Normal
The Department of Health and Wellness has received results of water samples for Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County. The new samples meet recreational water guidelines.

New Shelburne Health Centre Approved for Final Design, Construction

Health and Wellness

August 28, 2015 11:17 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Shelburne Health Centre Approved for Final Design, Construction
A much-needed new clinic for Shelburne-area residents will soon enter the final stages of development.

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