News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 3)

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Will Support Opioid Harm Reduction

Health and Wellness

The Cumberland Opioid Council will help people learn about the dangers of opioids and how to deal with them, thanks to a grant of $5,225 from the province announced today, March 31.

College of Paramedics Effective April 1

Health and Wellness

The College of Paramedics will come into effect on April 1, making paramedicine a self-regulated profession in Nova Scotia.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Supports Community Engagement to Improve Health in Yarmouth

Health and Wellness

Isolation isn’t good for anyone’s mental or physical health.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Encourages Healthy Eating in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

Cape Bretoners will get some help eating better through new provincial funding for two projects that increase access to local, healthy food.

Leading-Edge Renovations at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design state-of-the-art operating rooms and interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary, part of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

New Doctors for Digby and Area

Health and Wellness

The Digby and Area Health Services Centre will soon be getting three new doctors and a new family practice nurse.

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Targets Risk Groups

Health and Wellness

African Nova Scotians will be getting some help managing their health with the support of personalized health coaching.

Government Responds to Mental Health Panel Recommendations

Health and Wellness

Government will work to enhance and better coordinate mental health supports offered to children and youth, through school facilities like youth health centres.

Second Operating Room for Hants Community Hospital

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Renovating an unused operating room at the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor will mean 800 more surgeries at the hospital each year, nearly doubling the annual number of procedures.

First Construction Tender Issued for Expansion of Dartmouth General Hospital

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The first tender for construction services at the Dartmouth General Hospital was issued today, March 14. This expansion and renovation is part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Government Takes Action to Prevent Opioid Overdose and Save Lives

Health and Wellness

Government is taking immediate action to address the increase in illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in Nova Scotia with more than $1 million in funding.

Progress Continues for Halifax Infirmary and Hants Community Hospital

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

The province continues to move forward with planned renovations to the Halifax Infirmary building of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and updates to the operating room at the Hants Community Hospital.

Nova Scotia Adopts Electronic Public Health Information System

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia will adopt an electronic public health system that will help public health officials in their work to keep more people from getting sick.

Research Projects Receive Funding Support

Health and Wellness

Imagine stroke patients being able to do rehab at home with the help of an app.

Premier, Atlantic Counterparts to Explore Cooperation Among Publicly Funded Drug Plans Across the Region

Health and Wellness

Premier Stephen McNeil and the Council of Atlantic Premiers have agreed to explore new and innovative ways to work together, to make publicly funded drug plans stronger in our region.

Personal Health Information Act Under Review

Health and Wellness

Government will consult with Nova Scotians and organizations that handle personal health information as part of a mandatory three-year review of the Personal Health Information Act.

Agreement Signed for Two New EHS LifeFlight Helicopters

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia has reached an agreement with Canadian Helicopters Limited for two new air ambulance helicopters.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS-–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Government is considering its options for the design, construction, finance and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches.

Santé et Mieux-être-–La Municipalité du comté de Richmond reçoit une subvention pour la santé mentale

Health and Wellness

Les personnes âgées qui vivent dans la région Strait-Richmond auront bientôt un meilleur accès à de l'aide pour des problèmes de santé mentale et de dépendance.

Municipality of Richmond County Receives Mental-Health Grant

Health and Wellness

Older adults in the Strait-Richmond area will soon have improved access to mental-health and addictions support.