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Health and Community Services - 2001
January, February, March, April, May, June
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 15
Teen Tobacco Team releases annual report

January 25
Health research centre awarded $2.1 million grant


February

February 15
Minister fears public misled about job cuts in health sector

February 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Julie Bettney to meet with Western Health Care Corporation and CEO, February 21

February 23
Minister meets with partners in Heart Smart Restaurant Program


March

March 22
Health and Community Services planning for the future
Regional health care boards on sound financial footing
Government investing $3.1 million in cardiac care
Pharmacy dispensing fees to increase
Recruitment and retention of physicians a priority
Government investing $82 million for capital improvements
Home support workers getting wage increase
Government builds on commitment to personal care homes
Early Childhood Development a priority for government

March 29
Davis Inlet children to begin treatment - Version franšaise


April

April 4
Ministerial Statement - Minister comments on federal health care appointment

April 10
Ministerial Statement - Nursing Bursaries


May

May 16
National Immunization Awareness Week
Provincial food and nutrition policy drafted

May 24
Ministerial Statement - Opening of the new Janeway Emergency Department

May 25
Newfoundland and Labrador participating in national West Nile Virus surveillance program for second year

May 28
Premier announces plan of action on water quality


June

June 1
Health department increases wages for home support workers
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media advisory, Subject: Health sector issues, June 5, Confederation Building

June 5
Acting Health Minister clarifies statements

June 13
Report brings province a step closer to an organized cervical cancer screening program NOTE TO EDITORS: Wrokshop, June 14, St. John's

June 15
Heart Health focus of two-day workshop NOTE TO EDITORS: Workshop, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Early childhood development initiative news conference, June 18

June 18
$36.6 million for early childhood development initiatives

June 19
Provincial investment in health care fundraising initiatives unprecedented

June 21
New era in children's health begins today


July

July 11
Discussions held between government and representatives of home support agencies

July 16
Government reaches agreement on rates for home support services provided by agencies

July 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media interviews, July 20, St. John's Subject: Experts Consultation on Provincial Health Research Ethics issues

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 31  Subject: Details on  amendments to Smoke-free Environment Act

July 31
Government moving forward to provide healthier environments for children


August

August 15
Minister applauds NLMA for position on need for increase in federal health funding

August 27
Awarding of contract for new Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital

August 28
Lyme Disease agent identified for first time in province


September

September 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch major health consultation initiative, Media Centre, East Block, Confederation Building, 11:00 a.m., September 5

September 5
Major consultation process on future of health system launched - Version franšaise

September 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister announces establishment of Primary Care Advisory Committee

September 7
Health minister announces new Primary Care Advisory Committee

September 13
Government provides update on development of Fogo Island Health Centre

September 14
Government message to NLMA "honour MOU"

September 18
Government, health boards and unions working together to deal with budget deficits
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial and territorial ministers of health to meet, St. John's, September 24-26

September 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity with provincial/territorial ministers of health, September 24, 9:30 a.m.
Provincial/territorial ministers working towards sustainable health systems - Version franšaise

September 26
Health ministers move forward on improving health care in Canada

September 28
Parliamentary secretary to health minister to visit child care centres


October

October 2 
Parliamentary secretary to health minister to consult on child advocate
Minister to start regional health forums in Grand Falls-Windsor

October 3
Minister responds to NLMA job action

October 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Regional health forums schedule

October 5
West Nile Virus surveillance program concludes

October 9
International Emergency Nurses Week

October 16
Department now reviewing deficit plans

October 18
Provincial Physician Recruitment Office opens

October 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Parliamentary Secretary for Children's Interests to visit Family Resource and Child Care Centres

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to continue series of regional forums, October 29, St. John's


November

November 2 
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 5, St. John's, Subject: Measures to reduce projected health board deficits

November 5
Health minister announces deficit-reduction measures

November 16
Addictions Awareness Week, November 18-24

November 20
Ministerial Statement - Health Forums
Ministerial Statement - National Child Day

November 21
Minister tables bill to allow dentists to incorporate
Minister announces legislation to govern massage therapists

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce new Teen Tobacco Team, November 23

November 23
Minister announces new Teen Tobacco Team
NOTE TO EDITORS: Schedule for provincial Health Forums

November 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Reaching Consensus and Planning Ahead, Health Forums 2001, Integrated Summary of Stakeholder Consultation available on government site

November 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 29, St. John's, Subject: Legislation for Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
Minister announces legislation to establish a Child and Youth Advocate


December

December 3 
Government recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities


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