News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 27)

Province Initiates Independent Review of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act

Health and Wellness

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Initiates Independent Review of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act ----------------------------------------------------------------Nova Scotians living with mental illness will receive better health care and treatment after a review of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

More Health Services for South Shore Students

Education (to March 26, 2013) / Health and Wellness

South Shore students who need health advice and services will find it easier to get help right in their schools.

Changes Mean Seniors Keep More of Their Income

Health and Wellness

Starting Nov. 1, hundreds of Nova Scotians with a spouse or partner in long-term care will keep more of their shared income after policy changes announced today, Sept. 25 by Premier Darrell Dexter.

Province Providing Faster, Expanded Access to Home Care Services

Health and Wellness

A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos, audio and video clips will be available later today, Sept. 20, at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-09-20-Home-Care/ .

Innovative Program Helps Keep Emergency Departments Open

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians in rural communities can count on their emergency departments staying open thanks to a program announced by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson today, Sept. 19.

Province Acts to Better Protect Public Safety, Strengthen Patient Rehabilitation

Health and Wellness / Justice

The province is better protecting public safety and strengthening patient rehabilitation after a review of community access privileges at the East Coast Forensic Hospital released today, Sept. 18.

Admiral Nursing Home Opens in Dartmouth

Health and Wellness

Residents are enjoying their new home at The Admiral in Dartmouth, a new long-term care facility that celebrated its grand opening today, Sept. 12.

Paramedics Receive Exemplary Service Medals

Health and Wellness

The province honoured nine paramedics today, Sept. 12, for their work to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians. The paramedics were awarded The Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services.

Family Residency Training Program, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Five medical residents are gaining perspective in rural medicine as part of a new program in the Annapolis Valley, Dalhousie University medical school's newest residency training site.

New Program Waives Ambulance Fees for Low Income Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

Some Nova Scotians will be able to have their ambulance fees waived under the new Ambulance Fee Assistance program, which takes effect Saturday, Sept. 1.

Service Disruptions in Amherst

Health and Wellness / Environment / Community Services / Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Some provincial government services continue to face disruptions today, Aug. 29, following a fire in Amherst on the weekend.

Lifeguard Supervision Ends This Weekend

Health and Wellness

Sunday, Aug. 26, is the last day of supervision for most of the 23 beaches supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

Trusted Health Resource 811 Celebrating Third Year

Health and Wellness

More than 130,000 Nova Scotians received health care advice from registered nurses by dialing 811 this past year.

Province Celebrates the Opening of Community Living Units

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians recovering from mental illness now have more support as they transition from inpatient care to living more independently in their communities.

La région de la vallée reçoit du financement pour des installations de loisirs

Health and Wellness

Les Néo-Écossais auront davantage de façons de rester en forme et de s'amuser grâce à l'investissement de 406 000 $ par le gouvernement provincial pour l'amélioration et la mise à niveau des installations de loisirs dans la région de la vallée.

Valley Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will have more ways to stay fit and have fun, as the province invests $406,000 to improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Valley Region.

La plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg est maintenant ouverte

Health and Wellness

Le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être a rouvert la plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg, aujourd'hui 28 juillet.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Reopened to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness has reopened Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County to swimming today, July 28.

La plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg est fermée

Health and Wellness

Le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être a fermé la plage Bayswater dans le comté de Lunenburg à titre de précaution en raison d'une trace de pétrole sur l'eau.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County to swimming as a precautionary measure due to an oil sheen on the water.