Health and Community Services - 1997

January,March, April, May, June, July
, October, November, December


January 6
Minister in receipt of Central Newfoundland Health Services Review

January 7
Medical consultant hired for Department of Health

January 13
Scholarship Awarded

January 28
Get Tested program aimed at those at risk of infection of bloodborne diseases

January 29
Provincial/Territorial Health Ministers release Vision Document


March 3
St. John's Nursing Home Board appoints chief executive officer

March 18
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to hold news conference, March 19, Gander

March 19
Review of Health Services in Central Newfoundland released

March 20
Government maintains funding to Health Programs and Services

March 21
Public Health Officials Advise of Measles Outbreak in Terrenceville area

March 25
Ministerial Statement - Incentive package for recruitment and retention of rural doctor


April 28
Ministerial Statement - Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST)


May 1
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Health Care Forum
Minister comments on doctors' responsibilities

May 6
Ministerial Statement - Salary increases for rural doctors

May 9
NOTE TO EDITORS - Provincial Health Forum to get under way today

May 10
Provincial Health Care Forum
Ministerial Statement - Health Forum

May 13
Ministerial Statement - National Nurses Week, May 12-18

May 14
Ministerial Statement - Cardiac surgery wait list

May 20
Ministerial Statement - Appointment of CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Centre of Health Information

May 29
Health Minister announces new projects arising from Health Forum


June 17
Senior Officials appointed in Department of Health


July 4
Nurse Practitioner Program set for this fall

July 14
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to hold meetings with Western Regional Health Care Corporation, July 15, Corner Brook

July 15
Request for proposals will be issued to identify management team for WHCC

July 18
Two major health initiatives announced today at Provincial Cabinet Retreat


September 8
Bursary assistance for Nurse Practitioner Program

September 16
Assistant deputy minister appointed in Department of Health

September 30
Contract awarded to provide biomedical waste transportation, treatment and disposal services to health care facilities


October 15
Minister comments on Request for Proposals concerning treatment, transport, and disposal of biomedical waste

October 17
New Training Program for family physicians

October 31
Lakeside Homes review completed


November 12
NOTE TO EDITORS- Minister of health to hold news conference to discuss concerns of residents at Lakeside Homes in Gander
Lakeside Homes kitchen reinstated

November 14
Community Health Western - Initiatives to work with partners

November 18
Ministerial Statement - Drug Awareness Week

November 21
New training for health providers in assessing substance addictions

November 27
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference November 27 to discuss cardiac care
Ministerial Statement - Report of Commission of Enquiry into Blood System in Canada


December 1
Ministerial Statement - World AIDS Day, December 1

December 15
Ministerial Statement - Results of First Ministers meetings

December 18
Ministerial Statement - Update on negotiations between government and the NLMA

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