News releases from Health (To Jan. 11) (Page 2)

Nomination des membres du Comité consultatif sur la stratégie de santé mentale

Health (To Jan. 11)

SANTÉ–Nomination des membres du Comité consultatif sur la stratégie de santé mentale

Members of Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee Named

Health (To Jan. 11)

People struggling with mental health and addiction issues are another step closer to getting the care they need in every region of the province.

Government Invests in Emergency Care

Health (To Jan. 11)

The province is adding more beds to the region's largest hospital, as part of a $2-million investment into three initiatives that will improve emergency patient care.

Seeking Fairer Drug Prices, Op-ed

Health (To Jan. 11)

Government made a commitment to make life better for families. Getting fair drug prices for Nova Scotians is part of the plan.

Province Takes Step to Get Fair Drug Prices for Nova Scotians

Health (To Jan. 11)

The province will gather input on a plan to get fair prescription drug prices for seniors and others who get help with drug costs through Pharmacare programs.

Minister Chairing National Health Meetings

Health (To Jan. 11) / Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Health Promotion and Protection has been selected chair for the Provinces and Territories health meetings and co-chair of the Federal/Provincial/Territories meetings for the next two years. She begins both roles today, Sept. 14.

Paramedics Awarded Exemplary Service Medals

Health (To Jan. 11)

They risk their lives to ensure the health and safety of Nova Scotians and today, Sept. 9, 11 paramedics with Emergency Health Services (EHS) were honoured with the Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services.

Province Approves Funding to Reduce Wait Times, Improve Cancer Care

Health (To Jan. 11)

Cancer patients in Nova Scotia are one step closer to better care and shorter wait times with a $7.9-million investment for equipment and construction at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre.

La Province célèbre l'anniversaire du service Info-Santé 811

Health (To Jan. 11)

Que ce soit pour une toux ou des piqûres d'insectes, plus de 100 000 Néo-Écossais ont obtenu les conseils d'infirmières autorisées par téléphone et par Internet au cours de la première année du service Info-Santé 811.

Province Marks HealthLink 811 Anniversary

Health (To Jan. 11)

From coughs to insect stings, more than 100,000 Nova Scotians got advice over the phone and on the Internet from registered nurses during the first year of HealthLink 811.

Replacement Nursing Home Officially Opens in Baddeck

Health (To Jan. 11)

Seniors will be able to stay in their community longer with the official opening of Alderwood in Baddeck today, July 23, the first of 13 facilities being built in Nova Scotia to replace existing nursing homes.

Minister Tours Brachytherapy Suite at Nova Scotia

Health (To Jan. 11)

HEALTH--Minister Tours Brachytherapy Suite at Nova Scotia Cancer Centre

Province First to Provide Website For Hip and Knee Patients

Health (To Jan. 11)

Patients waiting for hip and knee replacements in Nova Scotia now have access to a reliable source of information to help them prepare for surgery.

Province Reaches Agreement with Pharmacists

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians who rely on the province's Pharmacare programs for coverage of their prescription drugs will continue to get the same service they count on through a new tariff agreement reached with pharmacists in the province.

New Nursing Home Officially Opened in HRM

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotia seniors will have the option to stay in their community longer and receive long-term care after the official opening today, June 18, of Christina and Hedley Ivany Place in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Nine New Long-Term Care Homes Open

Health (To Jan. 11)

Hundreds of Nova Scotia seniors will have the option to stay in their communities and receive long-term care following the official opening of nine new, long-term facilities today, June 11, including Vimy Court, in Bible Hill.

Planning for Mental Health Strategy Moves Forward

Health (To Jan. 11)

Health Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, June 1, the co-chairs for an oversight committee which will guide the right decisions in developing a mental health strategy for the province.

Colon Cancer Prevention Program Expands to Colchester East Hants Health

Health (To Jan. 11)

More Nova Scotians will have access to a home screening kit for colon cancer as the Colon Cancer Prevention Program expands to the area served by the Colchester East Hants Health Authority.

Inaugural Ceremony for Paramedic Long Service Awards

Health (To Jan. 11)

Almost 100 Nova Scotia paramedics were presented with long service awards by Health Minister Maureen MacDonald, today, May 20, at a ceremony in Halifax.

Being Overweight Can Cause Hypertension, Op-ed

Health (To Jan. 11)

During the week of May 17, organizations around the world are raising awareness about how being overweight can lead to high blood pressure, or hypertension.