News releases from Health (To Jan. 11) (Page 3)

Resolution Reached on Dalhousie Medical School Funding

Education (to March 26, 2013) / Health (To Jan. 11)

The province is moving to improve accountability and transparency about Dalhousie Medical School funding, while protecting the number of physician training seats.

Government Releases First Accountability Report on Emergency Departments

Health (To Jan. 11)

A new accountability report provides more information that will help guide the right decisions for providing emergency care.

Province Invests in Community Living Initiative

Health (To Jan. 11)

The province is investing $8.6 million in new community living units to help Nova Scotians, recovering from mental illness, make the transition from inpatient care to independent living.

Hospital Foundation Act Repealed

Health (To Jan. 11)

A bill to repeal the Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation Act will remove possible confusion and simplify administration, accounting, and record keeping.

Input Sought For Organ And Tissue Donations Act

Health (To Jan. 11)

The public can have its say about a new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act that will help more of Nova Scotia's half-a-million registered donors have their wishes honored.

New Digital Mammography Unit Unveiled

Health (To Jan. 11)

Five new full field digital mammography units in the province will reduce wait times for breast screening. The new units, now available in every region, also allow for earlier detection, supporting government's commitment to better health care for families.

Interim Report on Emergency Care Calls for Provincial Standards

Health (To Jan. 11)

Clear provincial standards are a critical first step to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia, the province's advisor on emergency care says in his interim report, released today, April 8.

Personal Directives Act Takes Effect

Health (To Jan. 11) / Justice / Community Services

Nova Scotians are encouraged to create their own personal directive to outline their wishes for care decisions if they are unable to make them.

Province to Help Pay Travel and Accommodation Costs for Patients

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians who are approved to travel out of province for necessary medical care that is not available here are now eligible for some assistance thanks to the province's new travel and accommodations assistance policy. The policy takes effect April 1.

Pharmacists to Order Diagnostic Tests, Administer Vaccinations

Health (To Jan. 11)

Amendments announced to the Pharmacy Act today, March 29, will lead to an expanded role for pharmacists, helping Nova Scotians to access care and improving efficiency in the health care system.

Protect Your Kidneys, Control Diabetes, Op-ed

Health (To Jan. 11)

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. More than 40 per cent of people that need dialysis also have diabetes.

Cancer Centre Expansion Nears Completion, New Equipment Ready by Summer

Health (To Jan. 11)

Cancer patients will be able to get better care closer to home when an expansion to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre is complete and new radiation therapy treatment equipment becomes operational.

Investment Ensures Colchester Hospital Project Continues

Health (To Jan. 11)

The province is investing an additional $25 million to complete the replacement of the Colchester Regional Hospital. The new hospital, which replaces a more than 40-year-old facility, will enhance efficiency, access and patient safety to improve health care for residents of Colchester East Hants.

Province, QEII Foundation Pledge $14 Million to Improve Cancer Care, Wait Times

Health (To Jan. 11)

Cancer patients in Nova Scotia will get better care and shorter wait times thanks to the province's $10.1-million contribution to the radiation therapy project.

Time to Renew Pharmacare Enrolment

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nearly 140,000 Nova Scotians benefit from the province's family and senior pharmacare programs, and it is time for them to renew their enrolments.

Élimination des dépôts de garantie dans les foyers de soins infirmiers

Health (To Jan. 11)

Les aînés néo-écossais et leurs familles n'auront plus besoin de verser un dépôt de garantie avant d'obtenir une chambre dans un foyer de soins infirmiers.

Nursing Home Security Deposits Eliminated

Health (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotia seniors and their families will no longer be required to pay security deposits before entering nursing homes.

Pharmacists Can Offer Broader Prescribing Services

Health (To Jan. 11)

Recent changes to the pharmacy regulations will broaden the ability of pharmacists to provide prescription medications to better serve Nova Scotians.

Health Ministers Work Together to Benefit Atlantic Canadians

Health (To Jan. 11)

Atlantic Health Ministers met in Halifax today, Jan. 15, to collaborate on ways to benefit the health of Atlantic Canadians.

Province Takes Steps to Reduce Wait Time, Improve Cancer Care

Health (To Jan. 11)

Cancer patients in Nova Scotia will have a shorter wait and get better care thanks to upgrades at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney.