News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

More Support for Children, Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Health and Wellness

A new pilot program is being launched to help young people with autism spectrum disorder who are experiencing serious behavioural issues.

New Nursing Act Introduced

Health and Wellness

Legislation introduced today, March 15, will create the new Nova Scotia College of Nursing - a single regulatory body for the nursing profession in the province.

More Support for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Health and Wellness

More support is coming for Nova Scotians living with opioid use disorder through an agreement that will help stabilize programs and services and improve wait times for those who need treatment.

Thirteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

Thirteen Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal for their dedication.

Chemotherapy Preparation Lab Relocating

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority are improving cancer care by relocating the province’s busiest lab where chemotherapy treatment is prepared.

Government Continues to Invest in QEII New Generation Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government continues to invest in Nova Scotia’s largest health redevelopment project that will improve access to care for Nova Scotians for many years to come.

Youth Mental Health Outreach Expands to More Communities

Health and Wellness

More junior high and high school students in Nova Scotia are now able to access mental health support through expanded outreach programs.

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.