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New Government Funding Provides Expanded Pharmacy Services

Mon, 2019-12-09 11:43
Nova Scotians will have more options to access the care they need under a new agreement with pharmacists. Under the agreement the province will cover the costs of prescribing more medication and refilling certain prescriptions. Two agreements between the government and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia means more provincial funding for pharmacists’ services.

Province Bans Sales of Flavoured E-Cigarettes, Commits to Legislation

Thu, 2019-12-05 09:45
Government is concerned about the growing number of young people vaping in Nova Scotia.

La Province interdit la vente des liquides à vapoter aromatisés et s’engage à adopter une loi d’application générale

Thu, 2019-12-05 09:45
Le gouvernement se soucie du nombre grandissant de jeunes gens qui vapotent en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Government Approves Funding to Relocate Parking Lot at Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Wed, 2019-12-04 14:49
The province is taking another important step to make way for the construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital expansion, as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project.

More Nursing Home Beds Added in HRM

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:13
Government is investing $1.3 million to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to nursing home beds.

New Wing at Dartmouth General Hospital Officially Opens

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:49
Dartmouth General Hospital is celebrating a major milestone with the opening of new operating rooms and clinical space as part of the QEII New Generation project.

Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

Thu, 2019-11-28 11:59
People living with HIV/AIDS and those who have died from the disease are being honoured today with the raising of a red ribbon flag at Province House in Halifax.

Province Invests in Radon Detectors and Encourages Testing

Thu, 2019-11-21 11:09
Nova Scotians deserve to have information that can help them make important decisions about their health and home. That is why the province is helping families protect themselves from the risks of radon by making it easier to test for the radioactive gas.

North Sydney Health Facilities Moving Forward

Tue, 2019-11-19 13:41
Government has issued a request for proposal for the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project that will result in improved health-care services in North Sydney.

Mental Health Investments Improving Wait Times for Crisis and Urgent Care

Thu, 2019-11-14 12:15
Recent investments in crisis and urgent care services are helping to reduce wait times for people who most need mental health services.

Rotavirus Vaccine Now Publicly Funded

Fri, 2019-11-01 11:53
The rotavirus vaccine has been added to Nova Scotia’s publicly funded childhood immunization program. Babies born on or after Nov. 1, will be eligible to get the vaccine.

Le vaccin contre le rotavirus est maintenant offert gratuitement

Fri, 2019-11-01 11:53
Le vaccin contre le rotavirus a été ajouté au programme public de vaccination des enfants de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les enfants qui sont nés le 1er novembre ou à une date ultérieure pourront recevoir le vaccin.

Government Approves Funding for New Halifax Infirmary Parking

Thu, 2019-10-31 10:09
The province is taking an important step in the QEll New Generation project to make way for new construction on the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Improved Safety for Nova Scotians Living with a Brain Injury

Wed, 2019-10-30 08:43
Nova Scotians living with brain injuries deserve to feel safe and independent. That is why government is expanding the personal alert assistance program to support more people in their homes.

Breast Density Information Available

Tue, 2019-10-29 10:05
Information about breast density is an important part of breast cancer screening and ensuring early detection and treatment. That is why it will now be automatically included in a woman’s screening mammography report. Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to use a software that assesses breast density and automatically shares results.

Le vaccin antigrippal est maintenant disponible

Mon, 2019-10-21 09:06
Chaque année, d'innombrables personnes souffrent de complications de la grippe. Se faire vacciner est la meilleure façon de vous protéger.

Flu Shot Now Available

Mon, 2019-10-21 09:05
Every year countless people suffer from health complications caused by the flu. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself.

Construction Starts for New Primary Health-Care Centre in Middleton

Fri, 2019-10-18 13:52
Construction has started on a new, larger health-care centre in Middleton that will better meet the needs of the area and the health-care professionals who work there.

Construction of Dialysis Unit at Dartmouth General Hospital Moving Forward

Tue, 2019-10-15 11:26
Nova Scotians want better access to dialysis treatment. That is why government is moving ahead with an expansion of the dialysis unit at Dartmouth General Hospital.

New Act Sets Out Requirements for Massage Therapists

Fri, 2019-10-11 09:22
Nova Scotians should have confidence that the massage therapists they visit are trained professionals. That is why government is taking steps to regulate the profession.