News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

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.

Children’s Immunizations Encouraged Before School

Health and Wellness

Helping children stay healthy as they head back to school means making sure immunizations are up to date.

Government Launches Technology Incentive

Health and Wellness

Government is investing more than $4 million to support family doctors to communicate with patients by telephone and through e-health services.

Government Breaks Ground on Kentville Dialysis Unit

Health and Wellness

Construction has started for a new dialysis unit at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

Government Adds HIV Prevention Drug to Public Health Plan

Health and Wellness

Government is increasing access to HIV prevention medication by adding it as a benefit under provincial Pharmacare programs effective Monday, July 23.

Incentive, More Capacity to Educate Nurse Practitioners

Health and Wellness

A new incentive program and additional seats at Dalhousie University will help ensure Nova Scotia has the nurse practitioners it needs.

Major Health Construction Projects to be Managed by New Division of Nova Scotia Lands

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The delivery of the QEII redevelopment project and the recently announced CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Plan will be led by a new division of Nova Scotia Lands, a Crown entity that focuses on major construction and remediation projects.

Four Orthopedic Surgeons Hired

Health and Wellness

Four orthopedic surgeons have been recruited to improve care and help more Nova Scotians receive hip and knee replacements.

Locations Announced for New Family Medicine Residency Spaces

Health and Wellness

Sites have been selected for new family medicine residency spaces in Nova Scotia, an important component of the plan to provide more Nova Scotians access to a family doctor.