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

Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019

Health and Wellness

The province’s Safe Body Art Act was proclaimed on March 6. The act and its regulations will take effect Feb. 1, 2019.

Psychologists Act Amendments Introduced

Health and Wellness

Government introduced amendments to the Psychologists Act today, Feb. 27, to modernize elements of the current legislation.

Volet d'immigration visant à recruter des médecins

Health and Wellness

La Nouvelle-Écosse a créé un nouveau volet d'immigration visant à attirer un plus grand nombre de médecins et de spécialistes étrangers dans la province.

Immigration Stream to Help Recruit Doctors

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia has created a new immigration stream to help attract more international doctors and specialists to the province.

QEII Redevelopment Project Reaches First Milestone

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Surgeries are now being performed at a new operating room at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. There will be 800 more operations each year, doubling the number of its annual procedures.

Programme pour aider les élèves à commencer la journée du bon pied

Health and Wellness

Tous les élèves des écoles publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront bientôt commencer chaque jour du bon pied par un petit déjeuner sain à l'école.

Program Helps Students Start the Day Off Right

Health and Wellness

All public school students across Nova Scotia will soon be able to start each day with a healthy breakfast at school.

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.