News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 3)

Unattached Patient Incentive Update

Health and Wellness

Another 142 family doctors in Nova Scotia have taken on new patients in the second month of a new incentive for them.

Des employés des Services de santé d’urgence mis à l’honneur pour leurs longs états de service

Health and Wellness

Une cérémonie de remise de prix pour longs états de service auprès des Services de santé d’urgence (SSU) a eu lieu aujourd’hui, 29 mai, pour rendre hommage à des employés qui comptent entre 20 et 45 ans de service.

Emergency Health Services Employees Recognized for Decades of Service

Health and Wellness

Emergency Health Services (EHS) staff members with between 20 and 45 years of service were honoured today, May 29, at the EHS Long Service Award ceremony.

High-dose Flu Vaccine Available in Long-Term Care Facilities

Health and Wellness

Thousands of Nova Scotians living in long-term care facilities will have access to a new flu vaccine this fall, which will provide greater protection for seniors and is expected to reduce hospital stays.

Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique offrent une mise à jour au sujet du carfentanil

Justice / Health and Wellness

Le médecin hygiéniste en chef et le directeur de la sécurité publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse rappellent aux gens qu'un opioïde dangereux est présent en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Chief Medical Officer, Public Safety Director Carfentanil Update

Health and Wellness / Justice

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Safety are reminding Nova Scotians of the presence of a dangerous opioid in Nova Scotia.

Physicians Take Advantage of Incentives

Health and Wellness

Nearly 900 more Nova Scotians now have a family doctor thanks to early uptake in one of the incentives recently announced by government and Doctors Nova Scotia.

More Construction Contracts Awarded for QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

More construction contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation have been awarded to Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec companies.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Semaine de sensibilisation au don d'organes et de tissus

Health and Wellness

Le dernier souhait de Mandi était d'offrir le don de vie. Malgré son décès tragique, c'est l'impact retentissant de son souhait qui est gravé dans notre mémoire et qui nous offre du réconfort comme rien d'autre.

Il est important de vérifier ses vêtements et sa peau pour éviter les tiques

Health and Wellness

Le printemps est à nos portes, ce qui signifie des températures plus chaudes et plus de temps en plein air. La population de tiques continue de s'accroître dans plusieurs régions de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Il est important de vous protéger et de protéger votre famille contre les tiques lorsque vous profitez du plein air.

Make Tick Checks Part of Your Routine

Health and Wellness

Spring is here, and with it warmer temperatures and more time outside.

Physician Incentive Program Changes Add Flexibility, Choice

Health and Wellness

The province has changed its existing physician incentive programs to encourage more doctors to choose Nova Scotia.

Program to Assess Internationally Trained Family Doctors Moves Ahead

Health and Wellness

A new program to assess internationally trained family doctors to work in Nova Scotia is moving forward.

Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Another five Nova Scotia companies and two New Brunswick companies have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation.

Halifax Infirmary Construction Management Services Contract Awarded

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government is another step closer to construction on the third and fifth floors of the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary.

Stronger Smoke-free Places Act to Limit Public Consumption of Cannabis

Justice / Health and Wellness

The places where Nova Scotians can use cannabis and tobacco will be guided by a stronger Smoke-free Places Act.

New Appointments to IWK Health Centre Board

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey has appointed two new boards members to the IWK Health Centre board of directors.

New Appointments to the Nova Scotia Health Authority Board

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced new members to the Nova Scotia Health Authority board of directors, including a new board chair, today March 27. The outgoing chair completes his term March 31.

Province Awards Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Five Nova Scotia companies and one from Ontario have been awarded the latest contracts for the expansion and renovation of the Dartmouth General Hospital, as part of the QEII redevelopment project.