Health and Community Services
- 2008
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 11
Newfoundland and Labrador Remains Effective in Wait Times Management

January 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend First-ever Inuit Health Summit

January 21
Government Highlights Reduction in Youth Smoking Rate During National Non-Smoking Week

January 29
Ministers Outline New Research Project on Impacts of Family Violence

January 31
Media Advisory: Health Minister Available to Media
 


February

February 1
Provincial Government Responds to Water Supply Problem in Select Communities

February 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Parkinson Society Dinner

February 11
Provincial Government Continues to Strengthen Child, Youth and Family Services

February 12
‘Operation Tooth’ Deemed a Success in Labrador

February 14
Health Department Partners with Regions to Assist Residents of Personal Care Homes Slated for Closure
Media Advisory: Ministers Wiseman and Denine Available to Media

February 18
No New Money in Federal Announcement

February 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Update on ER/PR Database
Update Provided on ER/PR Database Minister Outlines $2.3 Million Investment to Strengthen Health Care System

February 26
Media Advisory: Premier and Minister to Make Announcement at Site of Daffodil Place
Provincial Government Gives $500,000 to Daffodil Place

February 27
Media Advisory: Health Minister to Correct Inaccurate Information on St. John’s Hospitals

Minister Corrects Inaccurate Portrayal of Plans for St. John’s Health Care Services
 


March

March 6
Fire Commissioner Confirms No Immediate Fire and Life Safety Concerns for Health Facilties

March 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend St. Francis Foundation AGM
All But Two Personal Care Homes to Remain Open

March 11
Ministerial Statement - Tribute to Province’s Social Workers

March 13
Ministerial Statement - Minister Recognizes 30 Years of Success for Waypoints
Media Advisory: Minister to Address St. John’s East Rotary

March 14
Minister Provides Update of Fire and Life Safety Assessments at Health Facilities

March 18
Minister Provides Additional Information on ER/PR Database

Media Advisory: Minister to Address Federal Superannuates Association

March 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Aging Research Forum

March 31
Minister Announces Funding for Research on Aging and Seniors Issues

 


April

April 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Comment on Commission of Inquiry

April 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Introduce Child Care Subsidy Campaign

April 3
New Provincial Campaign to Promote Child Care Subsidy Program

April 8
Ministerial Statement - Over 135 Children Benefiting from Insulin Pumps in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 17
Ministerial Statement - Government Initiatives Making a Positive Impact on Oral Health

April 18
Report Concerning Fire and Life Safety Assessments of Unsprinklered Health Facilities Released

April 29
Strengthening Health Care in Newfoundland and Labrador
Cancer Detection and Treatment Enhanced: Province to Have Full Suite of Digital Mammography Units

Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Invest to Lead the Country in Poverty Reduction Initiatives
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure
 


May

May 1
Minister Congratulates Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine on Rural Education Award
Health Minister Encourages Input to Task Force on Adverse Health Events
Media Advisory: Ministers to Provide Detail on New Family Benefits

May 2
Province Unveils New Benefits to Support Families
Media Advisory: Health Minister Available to Media

May 6
Ministerial Statement - Minister Recognizes Mental Health Week

May 7
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Clarenville Chamber of Commerce
Province to Hold Consultations on Substance Use

May 8
Residents Reminded to Check Expiry of MCP Cards
Media Advisory: Premier and Health Minister Available to Media

May 13
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend MUN Discovery Day
Ministerial Statement - Minister Wiseman Recognizes National Nursing Week

May 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Introduce Campaign Targeting Problem Gambling

May 15
Minister Introduces New Campaign to Target Problem Gambling

May 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Nursing Graduation

Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Details on New Health Information Act

May 20
New Legislation to Protect Personal Health Information

May 22
Media Advisory: Premier and Health Minister to Announce Package of Measures for Pathology and Oncology
Province’s Package for Pathologists to Rival Any in the Country

May 23
Province Continues to See Timely Access in Priority Areas
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Forum on Adverse Health Events

May 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Nursing Graduation
 


June

June 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Nursing Conference
Ministerial Statement - Seniors Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

June 4
Media Advisory: Minister and ARNNL President Available to Media
New Act Enhances Accountability for Nursing Profession

June 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Foster Families Symposium

June 12
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
New Campaign Highlights Booster Seat Safety


June 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Paramedicine and Medical Transport Conference
Report Shows National Child Benefit Improving Situation of Families with Children Living in Low Income

June 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Introduce Awareness Campaign Targeting Violence Against Older Persons

June 17
New Campaign Targets Violence Against Older Persons

June 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Child and Youth Care Gala
Province Receives Award of Distinction for OxyContin Task Force

June 26
Province Recognizes International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
 


July

July 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Exploits Chamber of Commerce

July 4
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Address Clarenville Rotary

July 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Update on Physician Recruitment for Rural Areas

July 11
Recruitment Success Means More Family Physicians for Province

July 15
Pet Owners Encouraged to Be Vigilant in Examining for Ticks

July 17
Province Invests an Additional $3 Million into Prescription Drug Program

July 28
Province Continues to See Reduced Wait Times in Priority Areas
 


July

August 14
Media Advisory: Premier to Officially Open New Provincial Addictions Treatment Centre

 


August

August 15
New Provincial Addictions Centre Officially Opens in Corner Brook

 


September

September 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Annual Meetings of Health Ministers

September 5
Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers Engage on National Stage
New Hospital and College Proceeding on Proposed Site in Labrador West

September 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Outline Provincial Government’s Response to Gynecologic Oncologists
Provincial Government Outlines Response to Gynecologic Oncologists

September 22
Media Advisory: Premier Williams and Minister Wiseman Available to Media
Provincial Government Reaches Compensation Agreement with Gynecologic Oncologists

September 24
HPV Vaccination Program Expands to Include Grade 9 Females
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for RAFT at Billboard Unveiling

September 26
Schools Whoop it up with 3rd Annual Living Healthy Commotions

September 29
Well-Being of People Living on North Coast of Labrador Highlights Ministers’ Visit

September 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open Happy Valley-Goose Bay Satellite Dialysis Unit

 


October

October 1
Satellite Dialysis Unit Officially Opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

October 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Join Waypoints for Site Visit of New Equine Therapy Program for Youth

October 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Unveil New Radiation Treatment Machines

October 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Event Recognizing Nursing Schools Accreditation
Radiation Treatment for Province’s Cancer Patients Greatly Enhanced

October 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Pap Test Awareness Week Campaign

October 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement on Long-Term Care
Media Advisory: Time Changed for Announcement on Long-Term Care

October 16
Two New Long-Term Care Homes Slated for St. John’s
Residents Reminded Flu Shots are the Best Defence

October 17
Media Advisory: Ministers to Provide Information on Offer to Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union
Provincial Government Offering Fair Salary Increase to Nurses

October 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Nursing Convention

October 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Presentation of Tobacco Reduction Strategy
Media Advisory: Minister to Introduce Child Abuse Reporting Campaign

October 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation in Clarenville
Public Advisory: Important Notice for Residents who Receive Benefits Under the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program
Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness on Duty to Report Child Abuse
 
 


November

November 3
Province Seeks Input on Banning Tobacco Powerwalls

November 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Introduce Campaign that Promotes Positive Images of Aging


November 5
Campaign Captures Ageless Contributions of Seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation in Bonavista


November 13
Media Advisory: Provincial Representatives to Address Atlantic Wellness Forum in Prince Edward Island

November 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch This Year’s New Get Up On It Campaign for Addictions Awareness Week
Atlantic Provinces Explore Regional Strategies to Promote Health

November 14
Youth Encouraged to Draw Their Own Conclusions

November 20
Website Launch Highlights Provincial Efforts to Promote Active, Healthy Lifestyles


November 24
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Kids Eat Smart AGM


November 27
Ministerial Statement - Recent Success in Physician Recruitment



December

December 3
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media on Task Force Report

Adverse Health Events Report Received by Provincial Government

December 8
Students Draw Their Own Conclusions in Addictions Awareness Week Contest

December 11
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Speak at LPN Graduation

December 18
Public Advisory: Health Canada Releases Decision on the Use of Cough and Cold Products for Children Under Six

December 22
The Province Continues to Achieve Wait Times Success
 


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