Health and Community Services
- 2006
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January  9
Government announces new program to enhance quality child care

January 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at Canadian Nursing Studentsí Association National Conference

Changes to Medical Transportation Assistance Program

January 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at opening of The Ross Family Medicine Centre

 


February

February 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association Annual General Meeting

February 15
New agreement reached with physicians

February 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Corner Brook, February 22. Subject: Infoway funding

February 22
Newfoundland and Labrador to have province-wide Picture Archiving and Communications System

February 27
Public consultations on Provincial Healthy Aging Framework

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be keynote speaker at Founderís Day Dinner, St. Anthony

February 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make health care announcement in St. Anthony

 


March

March 1
Government committed to enhancing dialysis services in province

March 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of Provincial Wellness Plan

Government to proceed with new dementia duplexes in Corner Brook

March 8
Government encourages Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to go healthy

March 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to announce investment in public health emergency planning

Government adopts integrated approach in preparing for health emergencies including pandemic influenza

March 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Climate Change and Health Impacts Atlantic Conference

March 30
The Right Choices: Improving Our Health

The Right Choices: Reducing Poverty; Increasing Self-Reliance
The Right Choices: Safe and Secure Communities
 


April

April 12
Subsidy increased to help lower the cost of nutritious foods in Coastal Labrador
Government strengthens resources for persons with disabilities

April 13
Community groups promote healthy living throughout the province 

April 18 
Improving wait times for health services

April 27
Minister reaffirms commitment to strengthening public health during National Immunization Week
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to make health care announcement in St. Anthony

April 28
St. Anthony site for new Selfcare/Telecare Nurse Contact Centre

 


May

May 3
Ministerial Statement - Mental Health Week in Newfoundland and Labrador

May 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make health care announcement in Stephenville

May 9
New Provincial Drug Program office to be based in Stephenville; creation of up to 15 new jobs

May 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch re-registration of MCP
Ministerial Statement - National Nursing Week

May 11
Government launches re-registration of MCP

May 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch awareness campaign

May 17
New campaign to create awareness about problem gambling

May 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to release details of new Early Learning and Child Care Plan

May 24
Government unveils Early Learning and Child Care Plan

 


June

June 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to launch Seniorsí Month

June 6
Minister launches Seniorsí Month in the province

June 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to make health care announcement, June 8

June 8
Pharmacy Network to be implemented in the province

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour health facilities on Bonavista Peninsula

June 15 
Government recognizes first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 

June 16
School Food Guidelines highlight healthy eating for students

 


July 

July 4 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Provincial/Territorial Health Ministers meetings in Fredericton, NB 

July 6 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially open new cancer centre in Gander 

July 7 
Minister officially opens new cancer centre in Gander

July 11
Government announces successful proponent for Claims Adjudication System for the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program

July 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour health facilities

July 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Health care announcement

July 17
New primary health care site to be established in Deer Lake/White Bay


July 21
Selfcare/Telecare service to expand to Corner Brook and Stephenville

July 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Conference

 


August

August 1
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to make health announcement, August 3

August 3
Minister announces renovations to upgrade Bay díEspoir Medical Clinic

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at Kiwanis Convention

August 4
Registration proceeding for new MCP cards

August 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour health facilities in Labrador

August 16
New CEO named for the Centre for Health Information

August 21
Agreement reached between government and Association of Allied Health Professionals

August 22
Update on wait times for health care procedures

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce implementation of changes to childrenís dental program

August 23 
Government announces improvements to childrenís dental health program 
 


September

September 5
Cost of Alzheimerís drugs now covered under special authorization

September 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo op for Shinerama

September 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend FPT meeting for ministers responsible for seniors, Roseneath, PEI

September 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend news conference on National Pharmaceuticals Strategy

September 22
Progress report outlines next steps to improve prescription drug access and cost

September 27
HealthLine officially launched in province

September 28
Schools celebrate Living Healthy Commotions

September 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministerís scheduled events
 


October

October 2
Ministers join Kids Eat Smart Foundation to raise awareness about child wellness

October 3
Media Advisory: Ministers to Respond to Turner Child Death Review

October 4
Government Outlines Response to Turner Review and Investigation Report

October 5
Media Advisory: Premier to Turn Sod for New Provincial Addictions Treatment Centre


October 6
Premier Turns Sod for New Provincial Addictions Treatment Centre

October 19
Wolf Medical Systems Selected for Electronic Medical Record Pilot

October 27
Minister Announces Improvements to Provincial Cervical Screening Program
 


November

November 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Bring Greetings at Family and Child Care Connections 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 6
Influenza Immunization Program to Commence This Week

November 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre

November 8
Breaking Ground for New Radiation Bunkers

November 16
Media Advisory: Official Opening of Grand Falls-Windsor Cancer Centre

November 17
Grand Falls-Windsor Cancer Centre Officially Opened

November 20
Ministerial Statement - National Child Day

November 24
Minister Clarifies Information on Corner Brook Long-term Care Facility

November 28
Minister Provides Update on MCP Re-registration Process

 


December

December 1
Minister Recognizes World AIDS Day

December 5
Media Advisory: Ministers to Join in Launch of Provincial Walking Program

December 6
Government Committed to Enhancing Child Care Services in the Province

Applications Being Accepted for New Low Income Drug Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold News Conference on New Mental Health Legislation

December 7
Minister Introduces New Legislation for Mental Health

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend F/P/T Health Ministers Meetings in Moncton, N.B.

December 8
Provinces and Territories Urge Continued Federal Support for Better Access to Health Care

December 13
Government Launches Campaign to Promote Good Hygiene

December 21
Minister Provides Quarterly Update on Wait Times for Health Care Procedures


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