News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion Continues to Move Ahead

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government is another step closer to construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s new emergency department, cancer centre and critical care department.

Le vaccin antirotavirus est maintenant offert

Health and Wellness

Le vaccin antirotavirus est maintenant offert pour les bébés nés à partir du 1er novembre 2019.

Rotavirus Vaccine Now Available

Health and Wellness

The rotavirus vaccine is now available to babies born on or after Nov. 1, 2019.

New Requirements for Massage Therapists

Health and Wellness

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 1, anyone who wants to use the title massage therapist or registered massage therapist has to meet new requirements first.

Immigration Numbers Setting Records

Immigration / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia has broken immigration records again in 2019 as the province finds new ways to target workers in sectors with the greatest need.

New Equipment to Improve Safety for Paramedics

Health and Wellness

Paramedics in Nova Scotia are caring for patients in communities every day and government wants to ensure they have the supports they need to do their job safely.

New Government Funding Provides Expanded Pharmacy Services

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will have more options to access the care they need under a new agreement with pharmacists. Under the agreement the province will cover the costs of prescribing more medication and refilling certain prescriptions. Two agreements between the government and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia means more provincial funding for pharmacists’ services.

Province Bans Sales of Flavoured E-Cigarettes, Commits to Legislation

Health and Wellness

Government is concerned about the growing number of young people vaping in Nova Scotia.

La Province interdit la vente des liquides à vapoter aromatisés et s’engage à adopter une loi d’application générale

Health and Wellness

Le gouvernement se soucie du nombre grandissant de jeunes gens qui vapotent en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Government Approves Funding to Relocate Parking Lot at Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The province is taking another important step to make way for the construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital expansion, as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project.

More Nursing Home Beds Added in HRM

Health and Wellness

Government is investing $1.3 million to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to nursing home beds.

New Wing at Dartmouth General Hospital Officially Opens

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Dartmouth General Hospital is celebrating a major milestone with the opening of new operating rooms and clinical space as part of the QEII New Generation project.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

People living with HIV/AIDS and those who have died from the disease are being honoured today with the raising of a red ribbon flag at Province House in Halifax.

Province Invests in Radon Detectors and Encourages Testing

Energy and Mines / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians deserve to have information that can help them make important decisions about their health and home. That is why the province is helping families protect themselves from the risks of radon by making it easier to test for the radioactive gas.

North Sydney Health Facilities Moving Forward

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government has issued a request for proposal for the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project that will result in improved health-care services in North Sydney.

Mental Health Investments Improving Wait Times for Crisis and Urgent Care

Health and Wellness

Recent investments in crisis and urgent care services are helping to reduce wait times for people who most need mental health services.

Rotavirus Vaccine Now Publicly Funded

Health and Wellness

The rotavirus vaccine has been added to Nova Scotia’s publicly funded childhood immunization program. Babies born on or after Nov. 1, will be eligible to get the vaccine.

Le vaccin contre le rotavirus est maintenant offert gratuitement

Health and Wellness

Le vaccin contre le rotavirus a été ajouté au programme public de vaccination des enfants de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les enfants qui sont nés le 1er novembre ou à une date ultérieure pourront recevoir le vaccin.

Government Approves Funding for New Halifax Infirmary Parking

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The province is taking an important step in the QEll New Generation project to make way for new construction on the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Improved Safety for Nova Scotians Living with a Brain Injury

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living with brain injuries deserve to feel safe and independent. That is why government is expanding the personal alert assistance program to support more people in their homes.