News releases from Health and Wellness (Page 96)

The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

The following is an op-ed from Dr. Stephen Beed, Clinical Advisor, Legacy of Life Program

Tender Award Launches Physician Planning

Health and Wellness

The province is taking steps to provide better care sooner in all communities with a physician resource plan.

Minister Asks Public Health to Examine Recent Drug-related Deaths

Health and Wellness

The recent prescription drug-related deaths in the Annapolis Valley will be examined for any links, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced today, April 20.

Province Highlights Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Health and Wellness

The Nova Scotia legislature will be basking in a warm, green glow the next few nights to honour Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, which runs until April 24.

Province Invests in Expansion of Cancer Support at Daffodil Place

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians and their families who travel to Halifax for cancer treatment, will soon benefit from additional living accommodations thanks to support announced by Premier Darrell Dexter today, April 15.

Government Announces Investments for People With Autism

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living with autism and their families will now have access to enhanced programs and services that will provide them with the best possible treatment, support and care.

Province Announces Plan to Get Fair Drug Prices

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians covered by Pharmacare will soon pay lower prices for most generic drugs at the counter as the result of new legislation being introduced today, April 11.

Consultations publiques sur la stratégie pour la santé mentale

Health and Wellness

Les Néo-Écossais auront la chance de contribuer à l'approche future de la province envers les services de santé mentale et les services de prévention et de traitement des dépendances alors que débute la phase des consultations publiques de la stratégie pour la santé mentale et les dépendances.

Mental Health Strategy Public Consultations

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will be able to help shape the province's future approach to mental health and addiction services as work on the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy moves into the public consultation phase.

Legislation Next Step in Expanding Pharmacy Services

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will have more access to the services of pharmacists and licensed pharmacy technicians through a new Pharmacy Act being introduced in the legislature today, April 7.

Nova Scotia's First Collaborative Emergency Centre Announced

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians living in smaller communities will be able to see a doctor the same day or next day and will have 24/7 access to emergency care with the creation of Collaborative Emergency Centres.

Government Committed to Better Health Care, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

As Minister of Health and Wellness, I know few things are more important to Nova Scotians than health care.

Nursing Home Officially Opens in Falmouth

Health and Wellness

A new long-term care facility in Falmouth, Hants Co., is offering seniors a home away from home.

Government Investment in QEII Provides Emergency Care Sooner

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians are getting faster, better emergency care after improvements to the province's largest hospital.

New Nursing Home Officially Opened in Middleton

Health and Wellness

A new long-term care facility in Middleton offers seniors a home away from home. Officially opened today, March 24, Heart of the Valley Long-Term Care Centre is a place where friends and family can ensure their loved ones receive the support and quality of care they need, in a home-like environment.

Minister Concludes Emergency Care Tour

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians want more information about options for emergency care, Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald found on her recent visit to communities.

Province Releases Details of Fair Drug Prices Consultations

Health and Wellness

The province will introduce legislation this spring as the next step in its plan to get fair drug prices for Nova Scotians.

New Program Helps Provide Better Health Care for Seniors

Health and Wellness

Seniors in some nursing homes now have access to enhanced on-site health care from highly trained paramedics, avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.

Program to Help Seniors Stay in Homes, Communities

Health and Wellness

Seniors will receive more support to stay in their own homes and communities as part of government's plan to provide better care sooner.

Thaw Risky for Trail Users

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Health and Wellness

Trail users in the province should be cautious as warming temperatures lead to thawing and risky ice conditions.