Health and Community Services
- 2007
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 12
Canada’s Provinces and Territories Await Federal ‘Engagement’ 

January 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Smokers’ Helpline Campaign

New Physician Recruitment Web Site Launched

January 22
Province and ACT Celebrate Tobacco Reduction Success

January 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of New Division for Faculty of Medicine

January 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend 30th Anniversary Celebration for Campus Childcare

January 30
New Act Proclaimed to Provide Greater Transparency and Accountability for Pharmaceutical Services

 


February

February 2
New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Central Health

February 7
Minister Provides Update on MCP Re-registration

February 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend FPT Conference on Timely Access to Health Care
Government Announces Consultations on Health Information Act

February 12
Government Moving Forward with New Health Centre for Labrador West

February 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Second Forum on Cancer Control Strategy

February 21
Government Sends Message to Restrict Youth Access to Tobacco
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch New Wellness Campaign

February 22
New Television Ads Promote Wellness

February 23
Province Moving Forward with Provincial Cancer Control Strategy
Contract Awarded for Construction of Corner Brook Long-Term Care Facility

February 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Comfort in Care Program
 


March

March 2
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Clarenville Rotary

March 6
New Contest Promotes Healthy Eating

March 15
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Rock the Vote: Leadership 101

March 23
Deadline for Expiry of MCP Cards Extended

March 27
Province to Move Toward Patient Wait Time Guarantee for Cardiac Surgery

March 28
Tender to be Issued for Renovations for New Satellite Dialysis Unit in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
 


April

April 4
Minister Clarifies Information about Drug Coverage for MS Patients

April 5
Minister Provides Quarterly Update on Wait Times for Health Care Procedures

April 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador Awards Presentation

April 13
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Attend Launch of Cervical Screening Program

April 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Canadian College of Health Service Executives Education Session

April 19
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Announce New Wellness Project

April 20
Government Supports Wellness Through Active Schools Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Outline Enhancements to Prescription Drug Program

April 23
Enhancements to Program Make Drugs More Affordable

April 26
A Vision of Opportunity with New Actions to Address Poverty
Promoting a Healthy Society

April 27
Media Advisory: Provincial Government to Provide Further Details on Budget 2007 Plans to Strengthen Child, Youth and Family Services

April 30
Strengthening the Province’s Child, Youth and Family Services System
 


May

May 1
Straight As for Newfoundland and Labrador in Wait Times Report Card

May 4
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Attend National Emergency Nurses Conference

May 8
Ministerial Statement - Recognition of Mental Health Week
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Canadian Mental Health Association Luncheon

May 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Child and Youth Care Association Conference

May 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Meeting of Federal Superannuates National Association

May 17
Media Advisory: Official Opening of New Provincial Drug Program Office in Stephenville

May 18
Provincial Drug Program Office Officially Opens in Stephenville

May 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Details on Review into ER/PR Testing in Eastern Health
Government to Undertake Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor Testing for Breast Cancer Patients

May 30
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Clarenville Chamber of Commerce

May 31
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Annual General Meetings
 


June

June 5
International Students to be Covered Under Province’s Medical Care Plan

June 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Events for Seniors Month and Opening of Family Resource Centre

June 8
Minister Launches Seniors Month in Newfoundland and Labrador
Province Makes Changes to Highway Traffic Act to Include Booster Seats

June 11
Enhancements Made to Medical Transportation Assistance Program
Ministerial Statement - Enhancements Made to Medical Transportation Assistance Program

June 12
Family Justice Services Celebrates Expansion

June 13
Ministerial Statement - Minister Recognizes June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15
Public Advisory: HealthLine Service Interruption

June 16
Public Advisory: HealthLine Service Restored

June 20
Centre for Health Information Act Proclaimed

June 26
Media Advisory: Premier in Labrador For TLH Announcement and Sod Turnings

June 27
Media Advisory: Time Changed for Long-Term Care Home Sod-turning Ceremony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Premier Turns Sod on Happy Valley-Goose Bay Long-term Care Home

June 28
Over 92 Per Cent of Province Re-registered for MCP
 


July

July 3
Increased Poverty Reduction Benefits for Families and Persons with Disabilities

July 10
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Launch Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Attend Occupational Therapy Conference
Provincial Government Signs Agreement with Pharmacists’ Association

July 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold Media Availability
Government Launches Provincial Healthy Aging Policy Framework

July 12
Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Improve Wait Times

July 18
27 Bursaries Awarded to Increase Availability of Family Physicians in the Province

Media Advisory: Minister to Hold Media Availability

July 23
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Awarding of Contracts for Health Projects in Grand Bank

July 24
Contracts Awarded for Grand Bank Health Care Facilities

July 26
Protective Care Unit at Lakeside Homes Officially Opens

July 31
MCP Re-registration Initiative Concludes

 


August

August 6
Newfoundland and Labrador to Roll Out HPV Vaccination Program in September

August 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Spokeman Tour for Childhood Cancer Event

August 31
Further Investment Made to Improve Children’s Dental Health

 


September

September 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Deliver Keynote Address to Newfoundland and Labrador Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation

 


October

October 10
Media Advisory: Province to Launch Plan for High Cost Drugs

October 11
New Prescription Drug Plan Provides Assurance for Residents with High Drug Costs

October 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador AGM

October 17
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Attend Food Security Assembly

October 22
Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Improve Access in Priority Areas

October 23
Media Advisory: Health Minister to Speak at Cancer Agencies’ AGM
Province Remains Vigilant in Ensuring Responsive Addictions Programs
Appointees Announced for New Mental Health Care and Treatment Review Board
 


November

November 2
Minister to Provide Update on ER/PR Re-Testing
Wellness Grants Help Communities Promote Healthy Living
Health Minister Provides Update on Work of Secretary to Cabinet (Health Issues) on ER/PR RE-testing Process

November 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Pandemic Guidelines for Health Sector

November 15
Province Strengthens Preparedness for Pandemic

Media Advisory: Minister to Launch New Addictions Awareness Campaign

November 16
Minister Kicks Off New Campaign for Addictions Prevention

November 21
Atlantic Provinces Release Student Drug Use Survey

November 23
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media Regarding Security Breach

November 26
Media Advisory: Ministers to provide Update on Information Breach

November 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Enhancements for Early Learning and Child Care

November 30
Province Enhances Early Learning and Child Care Plan


December

December 4
Public Advisory: Food Safety Tips During a Power Outage

December 5
Public Advisory: Chlorinating Small Amounts of Untreated Water During an Emergency

December 6
Provincial Government to Invest in New Air Ambulance

December 11
PACS Resulting in Improved Access to Diagnostic Reports Across Newfoundland and Labrador
Media Advisory: Minister to Host Demonstration of Picture Archiving and Communications System
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce New Dental Initiative

December 12
Nine New Kids Eat Smart Clubs Started in the Province
Rural Newfoundland and Labrador to Benefit from New Dental Bursary Program
 


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