News releases from Health and Wellness issued in the specified time period (Page 12)

Palliative Care Strategy Advisory Committee Named

Health and Wellness

A group of experts have been named to help put the provincial palliative care strategy into action.

Review Recommends Not Using GPS to Track Patients

Health and Wellness

Government has decided not to use tracking technology for forensic mental health patients after three reports have raised multiple concerns about it.

Début de la consultation sur les produits aromatisés

Health and Wellness

Les Néo-Écossais peuvent maintenant faire connaître leur préférence quant aux arômes qui seront exemptés d'une interdiction dans le cas des produits du tabac aromatisés et du liquide à vapoter aromatisé.

Flavoured Products Consultation Begins

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians can now give their input on which flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

Government Pleased With Result of Health Labour Arbitration Decision

Health and Wellness

Arbitrator James Dorsey's decision meets the province's goals and supports the creation of a unified health-care authority on April 1.

Program to Keep New Doctors in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

A tuition relief program will help keep new family doctors and specialists in Nova Scotia and place them in communities that need them.

Flavoured Products Consultation to Begin in January

Health and Wellness

Consultation will begin in January on whether certain flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.

Procurement Consultant to Explore Home Care Options

Health and Wellness

A procurement consultant will make recommendations about tendering for home care services across the province to ensure Nova Scotians receive quality service at a sustainable cost.

Health Labour Arbitration Deadline Extended

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine has extended the deadline for arbitration under the Health Authorities Act to Monday, Jan. 19, at the request of arbitrator James Dorsey.

Evaluation Finds Collaborative Teams Working Well, Makes Recommendations

Health and Wellness

Improving community access to primary health care has been the biggest benefit of a model of care introduced in 2011, says a consultant evaluation.

Province Helps Replace Life-saving Cancer Equipment

Health and Wellness

Funding to purchase linear accelerators, devices used to give radiation treatment to cancer patients, means cancer patients will continue to receive timely radiation treatments.

Signature par la Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard d'un nouveau contrat pour le service 811

Health and Wellness

La Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard renforcent le service 811 et épargnent de l’argent en signant un nouveau contrat avec McKesson Canada.

N.S., P.E.I. Sign New 811 Agreement

Health and Wellness

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are strengthening 811 service and saving money by signing a new contract with McKesson Canada.

Government Responds to Private Soil Tests

Health and Wellness / Environment

A review of testing results of soil samples taken in Boat Harbour, Pictou Co., shows the levels of mercury and most other chemicals are within acceptable limits.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Health and Wellness

The Government of Nova Scotia is honouring people who are living with, and those who have died from, HIV/AIDS by marking HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day.

Public Asked to Help Find Missing Medication Pouch

Health and Wellness

Emergency Health Services is asking for the public's help to find a medication pouch reported missing from one of its ambulances on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Health-care Labour Mediation Ends, Arbitration Begins

Health and Wellness

Mediator James Dorsey has informed government that not all issues have been resolved between health-care unions and employers.

Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux reconnus pour leur service exemplaire

Health and Wellness

Quinze ambulanciers paramédicaux de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont reçu la Médaille pour services distingués aujourd'hui, le vendredi 7 novembre, pour leur dévouement à aider les Néo-Écossais au moment où ils en ont le plus besoin.

Fifteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Health and Wellness

Fifteen Nova Scotia paramedics were awarded the Exemplary Services Medal today, Friday, Nov. 7, for their hard work helping Nova Scotians when they are most in need.

Government to Consult on Flavoured Tobacco, E-cigarette Juice

Health and Wellness

Government will consult with Nova Scotians on whether certain flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice.