News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 1)

New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters In Service

Health and Wellness

Two new medical helicopters are now in service and able to land on hospital helipads.

Third Construction Tender Issued for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The Dartmouth General Hospital’s expansion and renovation, part of the QEII redevelopment project, continues to move forward.

Let’s help each other stay flu free: get your shot before the holidays

Health and Wellness

With the holiday season in full swing, families, friends and crowds will gather for celebrations, shopping and other holiday activities. While the season is a great time to catch up with loved ones, catching or spreading the flu won’t bring that warm, fuzzy feeling.

New Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design a new health-care facility in Pugwash, Cumberland Co.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

A red ribbon flag was raised today, Nov. 24, to honour those living with HIV and AIDS and those whose lives have been lost.

Response to Auditor General Report

Health and Wellness

The following is a statement from Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey:

Eliminating Waitlist for Opioid Treatment

Health and Wellness

Every Nova Scotian currently waiting for treatment for opioid use disorder will be able to enter a publicly funded program within the next six months.

Thirteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

Thirteen Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal for their service to Nova Scotians.

Continued Investment Will Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Wait Times

Health and Wellness

Freeing up more operating room hours, hiring more surgeons and creating a central booking system will help hundreds more Nova Scotians get the orthopedic surgeries they need.

Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

On encourage les Néo-Écossais de tous les âges à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians of all ages are encouraged to get the annual influenza vaccine.

Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day

Health and Wellness

Access to mental health services is improving across Nova Scotia with an additional $8.6 million in government funding this year leading to almost 70 more mental health-care providers.

Naloxone Now Available in Pharmacies

Health and Wellness

Life-saving naloxone kits are now available in community pharmacies across the province.

Paramedics Recognized on Fifth Annual Medic Monday

Health and Wellness

Today, Sept. 25, is the fifth annual Medic Monday in Nova Scotia. It is a day to celebrate the 1,150 dedicated paramedics who provide highly skilled care to Nova Scotians every day.

Auditor General Audit Welcome, Statement by Minister

Health and Wellness

I welcome today’s announcement from Auditor General Michael Pickup, and fully support his intention to conduct financial and performance audits of the IWK’s books and practices.

New CT Scanner for Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

More than 16,000 Nova Scotians will continue to receive reliable diagnosis and treatment thanks to government approval for a new CT scanner at Dartmouth General Hospital.

New MRI Unit to Support Health Care in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

A new MRI unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital will mean faster and better quality scans for about 5,600 patients every year.

Working to Improve Mental Health Care, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Mental health is an issue that’s important to all of us, as it touches so many of our families and friends. In fact, one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness. That’s why the government will keep looking for ways to improve how mental health care is delivered and how Nova Scotians access that care.

Maritime Companies Awarded Construction Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Five Nova Scotia companies and one New Brunswick company have been awarded the latest contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Government Accepts Recommendations on Youth Mental Health in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness / Education and Early Childhood Development

Government will take immediate action to enhance mental health services and support for young people in Cape Breton.