News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

Nova Scotia Recognizes World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

At Province House today, December 1, Nova Scotia joins organizations across the planet marking World AIDS Day by flying a white flag with a red ribbon.

Action for Health Data Updated

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians can now see updated healthcare data on the Action for Health website.

Contract with Paramedics Ratified

Health and Wellness

A three-year agreement was ratified by members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 727 today, November 17.

Bayers Lake Outpatient Centre Opens

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Public Works

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Protecting Seniors: The New High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Nova Scotians Over 65, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

The leaves are falling, and with the changing seasons comes the unwelcome return of the influenza virus, along with other seasonal respiratory viruses. While influenza can impact people of all ages, it poses a higher risk for older adults.

New Mobile App Provides Better Access to Care, Information

Health and Wellness

Healthcare services, resources, and information are now a tap away with a new mobile app that connects Nova Scotians with care.

Nova Scotia Housing Plan Released

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Labour, Skills and Immigration / Community Services / Health and Wellness / Seniors and Long-Term Care

The Province continues to take bold and collaborative action to create more housing, faster, for Nova Scotians.

Province Launches Healthcare Improvement Challenge

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Healthcare workers and those in jobs linked to healthcare in Nova Scotia could win a $1,000 cash prize for submitting their ideas for improving the system.

Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine Appointments Available for Booking

Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

Bookings for the standard-dose influenza vaccine are now available in Nova Scotia. Appointments begin next week.

Rendez-vous disponibles pour le vaccin antigrippal standard

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Des rendez-vous pour obtenir le vaccin antigrippal standard sont maintenant disponibles en Nouvelle-Écosse. Les rendez-vous débutent la semaine prochaine.

More Information, Better Access to Action for Health Data

Health and Wellness

It is now easier for Nova Scotians to get more information about how the government is improving healthcare.

New Legislation Standardizes Regulated Bodies for Health Providers, Improves Protections for Patients

Health and Wellness

The Province is creating consistency across healthcare professions in Nova Scotia and making it easier to respond to future changes in their fields.

Amendments Strengthen Action Against Opioid Companies

Health and Wellness

The Province is updating legislation that holds opioid companies accountable for their actions and provides the government options to try to recover past and future healthcare costs due to opioid-related diseases, injuries or illnesses.

Extended Hours, Overnight Child-Care Pilot for Healthcare Workers in Sydney

Education and Early Childhood Development / Health and Wellness

The Province is partnering with a child-care centre in Sydney to provide evening, weekend and overnight child-care options to healthcare workers at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Le vaccin contre la COVID-19 est maintenant disponible en Nouvelle-Écosse

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Les rendez-vous pour le nouveau vaccin de Moderna contre la COVID-19 sont maintenant disponibles.

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available Across Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

Appointments for the latest Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are now available.

Emergency Health Services Employees Honoured

Health and Wellness

Eighty-one Emergency Health Services (EHS) employees with 20 or more years of service were recognized today, October 4, for their commitment to keeping Nova Scotians safe.

Free Vaccines Available to Protect Against Influenza, COVID-19

Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

For the first time, Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older can get the high-dose influenza vaccine for free.

Vaccins gratuits contre la grippe et la COVID-19

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Pour la première fois, les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus peuvent obtenir gratuitement le vaccin antigrippal à dose élevée en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Statement on Auditor General’s Report on Ground Ambulance Service

Health and Wellness

Today, the Auditor General’s Office released its report on Nova Scotia’s ground ambulance service.