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

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.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

Four communities across Cape Breton are welcoming seven new nurses. As a result, about 4,000 additional people on the island will have access to primary health care.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province

Health and Wellness / Premier's Office

Twelve communities across Nova Scotia are welcoming 23 new nurses. As a result, up to 14,000 more Nova Scotians are gaining access to primary care.

Redevelopment of North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Moves Ahead

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Government is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, April 11.

Province Supports South Shore Hospital Renovations

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Government is moving forward with renovations to the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

Planning Begins for New Community Health Centre in New Waterford

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

New Waterford is getting a new community health centre.

New Provincial Hospice Policy Framework

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

A new provincial policy framework will support future options for hospice care.

Planning Begins for New Satellite Dialysis Unit in Glace Bay

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Glace Bay area residents who need dialysis are a step closer to receiving treatment in their own community.

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.