News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 2)

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.

Advisory Services Contract Awarded for the QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Deloitte has been awarded the contract to explore public and private sector-led options to help determine the best approach to design, construct and maintain new buildings that will replace the Victoria and Centennial buildings in Halifax.

Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Health and Wellness / Justice

The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Second Operating Room for Hants One Step Closer

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. has been awarded the contract for renovations of the Hants Community Hospital’s second operating room.

Construction Underway for Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Construction that will help improve health-care services for patients and families is underway with the expansion of the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health

Health and Wellness / Education and Early Childhood Development

Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will spend three days in Cape Breton, beginning today, June 26, gathering information about the mental health needs for young people in the community.

Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community

Health and Wellness / Education and Early Childhood Development

Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will travel to Cape Breton Monday, June 26, to look into mental health needs for young people in the community.

Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause Lyme disease.

On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux tiques

Health and Wellness

On encourage les Néo-Écossais à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme.

Eight Local Companies Awarded Contracts for QEII Redevelopment Project

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Eight Nova Scotia companies have been awarded contracts for the Dartmouth General Hospital expansion and renovation.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

Nothing prepared me for the sudden death of my husband, Craig, almost two years ago. But because he was an organ donor, his death allowed another man to live.

Construction of New Shelburne Clinic Moving Forward

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness / Premier's Office

Construction of a new health-care clinic in Shelburne is expected to start in June, as the community welcomes two new doctors and two new nurses to the area.

Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis

Health and Wellness

Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.