Health and Community Services
- 2009
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Clarenville Rotary

January 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch New Awards Program for Seniors

January 7
New Awards Program Honours Contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seniors

January 8
Media Advisory: Province to Unveil New Air Ambulance

January 9
Media Advisory: Events in St. Anthony Cancelled for Today

January 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open New Grand Bank Health Centre

January 19
Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens New Grand Bank Health Centre

January 22
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Speak at Beat the Blahs

 

February

February 5
Media Advisory: Province to Unveil New Air Ambulance

February 6
Province Welcomes New Air Ambulance

February 20

Media Advisory: Minister to Make Presentation to Winner of Addictions Awareness Week Contest  

February 25
Provincial Government to Receive Cameron Inquiry Report

February 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Cameron Inquiry Report


March

March 1
Media Advisory: Release of Cameron Inquiry Report to be Rescheduled

March 2
New CEO Announced For Eastern Health
Media Advisory: Release of Cameron Inquiry Report Scheduled for Tuesday

March 3
Government Releases Cameron Inquiry Report

March 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Annual Dinner for Radiologists’ Association

March 20
Grants Awarded for Research on Healthy Aging
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement for Foster Families

March 23
Budget 2009 to Include Substantial Rate Increases for Foster Parents
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Attend Nursing Forum

March 24
National Nutrition Month Recognized

March 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Wellness Grants
Record Budget 2009 Investments Advance Health and Well-Being in Newfoundland and Labrador
A Strong and Accountable Health Care System – Government Provides Robust Response to Cameron Inquiry and Task Force Recommendations
Investing in Children, Youth and Families – New Government Department Being Created
Budget 2009 Targets Significant Investments to Strengthen Long-Term Care and Community Supports
Standing Strong in the Fight Against Poverty
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend NAPE Home Care Conference

March 27
23 Community Groups Receive Provincial Wellness Grants

March 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Health Information Conference
 


April

April 3
Atlantic Health Ministers Meet, Find Areas for Collaboration

April 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Clarenville Chamber of Commerce

April 27
Public Advisory: Update on Human Swine Influenza

April 28
Public Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada Issues Warning for Travel to Mexico

April 30
Public Advisory: Update on Actions in Preparing for Human Swine Influenza


May

May 4
Minister Recognizes National Mental Health Week

May 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Mental Health Week Open House

May 8
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Represent Minister at Mental Health Week Open House

May 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend CHICA National Conference

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Newfoundland and Labrador Joins Nation in Recognizing Canada Health Day

May 14
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend MUN Discovery Day

May 15
Tobacco Powerwalls Coming Down Throughout the Province

May 19
Essential Employee Agreements Will Be in Place Across the Province

May 26
Public Advisory: Service Disruption for NLPDP

May 27
Public Advisory: NLPDP Online System Restored

May 28
June is Seniors Month in Newfoundland and Labrador

May 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Nursing Graduation
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Speak at National Healthcare Leadership Conference



June

June 1
New MRI Announced for Central Newfoundland

June 3
Media Advisory: Minister Wiseman to Speak at St. John’s Rotary
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

June 5
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend the Official Opening of the Seniors Resource Centre Satellite Office

Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Walk to Cure Diabetes

June 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Tour for the Cure Launch
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Victorian Order of Nurses’ AGM

June 10
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Kids Eat Smart Annual Sponsor Recognition Breakfast

June 12
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Oral Health Convention

Province Remains Vigilant as WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

June 13
Public Advisory: Province Records First Case of H1N1 Influenza  Virus

June 15
Newfoundland and Labrador Remains Diligent in Wait Times Management

June 17
Province Confirms Second and Third Cases of H1N1

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Seniors’ Day at MUN Botanical Garden

June 18
Additional Cases of H1N1 Confirmed in Province

June 19
Media Advisory: Scheduled Events for Minister and Parliamentary Secretary

Cases of H1N1 Confirmed in School-aged Children

June 23
Media Advisory: Seniors of Distinction Awards to be Presented

June 24
Public Advisory: H1N1 Influenza Updates Online
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open New Long-Term Care Facility in Clarenville
Celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seniors of Distinction

June 25
New Long-term Care Home Opens in Clarenville

June 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Health Care Foundation Capital Campaign

 


July

July 2
Gambling Rate Declines in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 8
Call for Research Proposals on Aging and Seniors' Issues Announced

July 21

Province Records First Hospital Admission Related to H1N1

July 31
Enhancements on the Way for Long-Term Care in Lewisporte


August

August 4
Programming Work Starting for New Addictions Facility

August 11
Newfoundland and Labrador Set to Receive H1N1 Vaccine

August 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of Veterans Pavilion Extension

August 31
Province Assessing Laboratory and X-ray Services


September

September 9
Safe, Healthy Schools a Priority as New School Year Begins


September 11
Government Releases Information on Lewisporte Lab and X-ray Services

September 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Annual Health Ministers Meetings

September 17
Provinces and Territories Working Together on H1N1 Pandemic Flu Response

September 21
Media Advisory: Premier to Open New Protective Community Residences in Corner Brook
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Regional Health Authority Documents and Provide Update on Assessment
Protective Community Residences Officially Open in Corner Brook

Minister Releases Additional Information and Provides Update on Assessment

September 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Seniors Resource Centre AGM

September 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Eastern Health AGM

September 25
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Community Services to Attend Walk a Mile in His Shoes Event
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program to Begin in October

September 28
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Location for New Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Site Announced for New Western Memorial Regional Hospital


October

October 1
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Nurse Practitioners Special Interest Group AGM

October 2
Health Minister Meets with Community Leaders to Discuss New Clinic in Flower’s Cove

October 5
More Than 40,000 to Receive Low Income Seniors’ Benefit This Month

October 6
Public Advisory: Public Meeting to Discuss Results of Soil Testing in Buchans


October 7
Provincial Government Responds to Soil Testing in Buchans

October 19
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

October 21
Province to Start Vaccine Program Next Week
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

October 29
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

October 30
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
Limited Vaccine Requires Important Changes to H1N1 Vaccine Criteria for Coming Week

October 31
Update on H1N1 Mass Immunization Clinics
 


November

November 1
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
High Risk Groups Expanded for Immunization Clinics

November 2
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
H1N1 Unadjuvanted Vaccine Available by Appointment this Week for Pregnant Women up to 20 Weeks

November 3
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
Media Advisory: Revised Time for Update on H1N1 Influenza
Priority Groups Expanded for H1N1 Vaccine

November 4
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 5
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 6
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 8
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 9
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 10
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
Priority Group Expanded for H1N1 Vaccine

November 11
Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with Community Ambulance Operators

November 12
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 13
Good Neighbour Agreement Reached With Unions
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 14
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
Tentative Agreement Reached With Private Ambulance Operators

November 15
All Individuals Under 65 With Chronic Medical Illness Eligible for H1N1 Vaccine Beginning Tomorrow

November 16
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza
Immunization Program Expands for School-Aged Children

November 17
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 18
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 19
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 20
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Site Selection for New Long-Term Care Homes in St. John’s
Update Provided on H1N1 Deaths
Mass Immunization Clinics Open to General Public

November 23
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

November 25
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza and Results of Review
Results of H1N1 Death Review Released

November 26
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media Following Meeting in Labrador West

November 27
Tender to be Called to Begin Construction of Regional Healthcare Facility in Labrador West


December

December 1
Province Continues Commitment to Wait Time Benchmarks

December 3
Media Advisory: Update on H1N1 Influenza

December 9
New Financial Assessment Process for Home Support in Effect

December 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Official Opening of New Computerized Tomography (CT) Simulator Suite
Applications for Seniors’ Recreation Grants Available
Ministerial Statement - Acknowledging Province’s Health Care Professionals for H1N1 Response

December 17
Petition on Air Ambulance Inaccurately Presented by Opposition in House of Assembly

December 30
Seasonal Flu Shot Available to More At-Risk Individuals

 


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