News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 1)

Legislation to Improve Patient Access to Care

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will be able to get healthcare faster with new legislation introduced today, March 21.

Retention Bonuses, Incentives for Nurses, Healthcare Workers

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

As a way of thanking Nova Scotia’s nurses while encouraging more of them to keep working in the province, today, March 20, Premier Tim Houston announced a $10,000 bonus for nurses in Nova Scotia’s publicly funded healthcare system.

Mise à jour sur le vaccin contre la COVID-19

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

À compter d'aujourd'hui 17 mars, les adultes à risque de subir des complications graves en raison de la COVID-19 peuvent obtenir une autre dose du vaccin contre la COVID-19.

Spring COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Starting today, March 17, adults at highest risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 can get another dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

New Institute to Help Improve Health in Rural Nova Scotia

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

A new research institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish will help improve the health of rural Nova Scotians by focusing on the root causes of poor health and related issues.

Province Supports Cutting-Edge Healthcare Data, Analytics Training at Saint Mary’s University

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

Nova Scotia is set to become a national leader in leveraging data and analytics to improve patient care through the creation of new health data analytics and health system administration programs at Saint Mary’s University.

Funding, Plans for New Medical School Campus in Cape Breton

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

Nova Scotia will educate, recruit and retain more doctors with a plan to open Nova Scotia’s second medical school campus at Cape Breton University by fall 2025.

More than 1,000 Nova Scotians Engaged in Community Healthcare Conversations

Health and Wellness

The government has wrapped up one of the largest public healthcare tours in the province’s history.

Province Adds New Reporting Measures to Increase Transparency, Accountability Across Healthcare System

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians seeking more information about the state of their healthcare system now have access to several new reporting metrics the government has made public through the Action for Health web portal.

Province Partners with Federal Government to Improve Healthcare

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia will use new funding from the federal government to keep building a healthcare system that will support patients and their families to get the care they need, faster.

Moderna Infant COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Disruption

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Public Health advises parents of young children who have received Moderna’s infant COVID-19 vaccine and are due for their next dose before March 8 to book their next vaccination before a disruption in the national supply of that vaccine.

Interruption de l'approvisionnement du vaccin Moderna contre la COVID-19 pour les bébés

COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness

Les représentants de la Santé publique recommandent aux parents de jeunes enfants qui ont reçu le vaccin de Moderna contre la COVID-19 et qui doivent recevoir leur prochaine dose avant le 8 mars d'avancer leur prochain rendez-vous, avant une interruption de l'approvisionnement national de ce vaccin.

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.