News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

Expanded Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

Government is expanding dental coverage for young Nova Scotians through the Children’s Oral Health Program.

Response to Recommendations from the Long-term Care Expert Advisory Panel

Health and Wellness

Government intends to act on all of the recommendations received from an expert advisory panel tasked with looking at how to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities in the province.

Minister’s Panel Recommends Addressing Quality of Care and Staffing

Health and Wellness

The minister’s expert advisory panel released its recommendations today, Jan. 15, to improve the quality of long-term care in Nova Scotia.

Canada’s First Emergency Department MRI

Labour and Advanced Education / Health and Wellness

Medical teams and patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax will soon have faster access to critical information needed for diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

Request for Supplier Qualifications Issued for QEII New Generation Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government is starting its search for the team that will design, construct, finance and maintain the new construction of the QEII New Generation project, Nova Scotia’s largest health project to date.

Government Opens Dartmouth General Hospital’s New Main Entrance

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

A new main entrance will give patients, members of the community and health professionals better access to the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Government Invests in IWK Emergency Department Expansion, Replacement MRI

Health and Wellness

Government and the IWK Health Centre announced plans today, Dec. 4, to double the size of the emergency department and replace an aging MRI scanner.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey raised a flag at Province House today, Nov. 29, to mark HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day.

New Assessment Tool for Long-term Care

Health and Wellness

A new electronic system will enhance quality of care in long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia.

Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert

Health and Wellness

Tous les Néo-Écossais sont encouragés à recevoir le vaccin contre la grippe, même les bébés âgés de six mois.

Influenza Vaccine Now Available

Health and Wellness

All Nova Scotians over six months old are encouraged to get a flu shot.

New Medical Officer of Health Appointments

Health and Wellness

Two new public health physicians are now practising in Nova Scotia.

Province Approves New Specialist Positions

Health and Wellness

Government is funding nine new specialist positions.

Government Pilots New Model for Youth Health in Schools

Health and Wellness

Four Nova Scotia high schools will pilot a new model for youth health centres.

New Specialist Residency Spaces

Health and Wellness

Fifteen new spaces will be added to Dalhousie University’s specialist residency program.

Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-term Care

Health and Wellness

Minister of Health and Wellness Randy Delorey has appointed an expert advisory panel to look at ways to improve the quality of long-term care in Nova Scotia.

Students Welcomed Back with New Breakfast Programs

Health and Wellness

This September, 11 more public schools will provide students with a healthy, nutritious start to their day.

Marking One Year of Progress on Overdose Awareness Day

Health and Wellness / Justice

Access to naloxone and treatment, shorter waitlists and wait times, and more funding for community-based harm reduction are among key government actions and investments completed in the first year of the Opioid Use and Overdose Framework.

Partnership, Investment Supports Nova Scotians Living with Acquired Brain Injury

Health and Wellness

More support is coming for Nova Scotians living with an acquired brain injury.

La vaccination des enfants avant la rentrée scolaire est recommandée

Health and Wellness

La bonne santé des enfants avant la rentrée scolaire inclut la vaccination.