News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

New Technology to Improve Patient Care

Health and Wellness

Shorter wait times, better care, and giving health professionals more time with patients are some of the ways that One Person One Record can help improve healthcare in Nova Scotia.

Healthcare Clinics Tested at Community Pharmacies

Health and Wellness

More healthcare services will soon be available to more Nova Scotians at their local pharmacy.

New Social Work Cohort for Black/African Nova Scotian Students

Advanced Education / Community Services / Health and Wellness

The Province is investing in training to help address under-representation of Black/African Nova Scotians in the social work field and ease pressures on the healthcare and social service systems.

Actions to Improve Emergency Care

Health and Wellness

The government is acting to get more Nova Scotians the emergency care they need, faster.

Mesures pour améliorer les soins d'urgence

Health and Wellness

Le gouvernement prend des mesures pour permettre aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse d'obtenir plus rapidement les soins d'urgence dont ils ont besoin.

Minister’s Statement on Death of Patient

Health and Wellness

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of the patient who died at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. This is a tragic loss, and my heart goes out to them. I understand they want answers.

Augmentation de la remise pour les prothèses mammaires

Health and Wellness

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui ont subi une mastectomie ou une tumorectomie à la suite d'un cancer recevront maintenant une aide accrue lors de l'achat de prothèses.

Rebate Increase for Mastectomy Prostheses

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia residents who have received a cancer-related mastectomy or lumpectomy will now get more help with the cost of mastectomy prostheses.

Public Asked to Help Find Missing Equipment Kit

Health and Wellness

Emergency Health Services (EHS) is asking for the public’s help to find an equipment kit that was reported missing from a scene in Lower Sackville at about 3 a.m. on Monday, January 2.

Pfizer Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Aged Five to 11

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Starting today, January 3, parents and guardians can book Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for children aged five to 11.

Le vaccin bivalent de Pfizer contre la COVID-19 est maintenant offert aux enfants de cinq à onze ans

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

À compter d’aujourd’hui, 3 janvier, les parents et tuteurs peuvent prendre rendez-vous pour la dose de rappel du vaccin bivalent de Pfizer contre la COVID-19 pour les enfants de cinq à onze ans.

Minister’s Statement on Annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments

Health and Wellness

Today, December 21, we released the Annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments. The report shows what our healthcare professionals and many Nova Scotians already know – our emergency departments have been pushed to the limit.

Shorter Wait Times for Eye Surgeries

Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians will get their eye surgeries sooner thanks to an expanded partnership between Nova Scotia Health and Halifax Vision Surgical Centre.

New Endoscopy Room Open at Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians are receiving potentially life-saving cancer screening and treatment with the opening of a new endoscopy room at Dartmouth General Hospital.

Helping Internationally Trained Nova Scotian Doctors Come Home

Health and Wellness

It will soon be easier for Nova Scotians who attend medical school outside Canada to complete their residency at home.

Nova Scotia Recognizes World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

A red ribbon flag is flying at Province House to mark World AIDS Day today, December 1. The theme of this year’s event, chosen by the United Nations, is Equalize.

Province Seeks Feedback on Racism, Discrimination in Healthcare

Health and Wellness

The Province is asking diverse groups to share their experiences in order to improve Nova Scotia’s healthcare system.

Mise à jour des données du Plan d'action pour la santé

Health and Wellness / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent maintenant voir des données mises à jour au sujet des soins de santé sur le site Web du Plan d'action pour la santé.

Action for Health Data Updated

Health and Wellness

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

Doctors to Help with Doctor Recruitment

Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment / Health and Wellness

Doctors already living and working in the province will now play a lead role in convincing other doctors to practice in Nova Scotia.