News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

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.

Breast Density Information Available

Health and Wellness

Information about breast density is an important part of breast cancer screening and ensuring early detection and treatment. That is why it will now be automatically included in a woman’s screening mammography report. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to use a software that assesses breast density and automatically shares results.

Le vaccin antigrippal est maintenant disponible

Health and Wellness

Chaque année, d'innombrables personnes souffrent de complications de la grippe. Se faire vacciner est la meilleure façon de vous protéger.

Flu Shot Now Available

Health and Wellness

Every year countless people suffer from health complications caused by the flu. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself.

Construction Starts for New Primary Health-Care Centre in Middleton

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Construction has started on a new, larger health-care centre in Middleton that will better meet the needs of the area and the health-care professionals who work there.

Construction of Dialysis Unit at Dartmouth General Hospital Moving Forward

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians want better access to dialysis treatment. That is why government is moving ahead with an expansion of the dialysis unit at Dartmouth General Hospital.

New Act Sets Out Requirements for Massage Therapists

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians should have confidence that the massage therapists they visit are trained professionals. That is why government is taking steps to regulate the profession.

Expansion of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Health and Wellness

More services are being provided across Nova Scotia for people who have experienced sexual assault.

Next Steps for Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion and Renovations

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government is inviting bids from companies interested in managing the construction of a major expansion at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Amendments to the Denturists Act

Health and Wellness

Denturists want to be able to use all of their skills and training to help their patients.

Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday

Health and Wellness

Every day, paramedics work on the front lines of our health care system providing care and comfort to Nova Scotians.

New Medical Student Clerkship Program Launches in New Waterford, North Sydney

Health and Wellness

Medical students are getting hands-on training in Cape Breton through a new program designed to introduce future doctors to practicing in rural communities.

Greater Flexibility, More Progress for Improving Long-Term Care

Health and Wellness

Government is introducing changes meant to bring immediate relief and more support to staff and residents in long-term-care homes across the province.

New PET-CT Scanner for the QEII Health Sciences Centre

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will receive more timely diagnoses and treatment with a new PET-CT scanner at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

La vaccination avant la rentrée scolaire est recommandée

Health and Wellness

La vaccination contribue à la bonne santé des enfants et des familles.

Immunizations Encouraged Before School

Health and Wellness

Helping children and families stay healthy means making sure immunizations are up-to-date.