Health and Community Services - 2010

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Meet with Colleagues from Atlantic Provinces

January 18
Health Ministers Work Together to Benefit Atlantic Canadians
Environmental Public Health Week Observed


February

February 1
Tender Awarded for Next Phase of Construction for Labrador West Regional Healthcare Facility
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador AGM

February 11

New Provincial Government Program to Help Create Age-Friendly Communities

February 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Provincial Wellness Presentation

February 19
Media Advisory: Provincial Wellness Presentation Postponed

February 24
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media


March

March 1
Expanded Hours of Operation for Satellite Dialysis Unit in Clarenville

March 2

Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding

March 3

Funding to Help Mental Health and Addictions Community Groups

March 4
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Provincial Wellness Presentation


March 5
Community Groups Receive Funding to Promote Food Security

March 9
Facility and Equipment Upgrades Announced for Western Bay Clinic
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold Media Event at Breast Screening Centre

March 10
New Digital Mammography Units Enhance Cancer Detection
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

March 12
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

March 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Wellness Grants
Several Community Groups to Benefit from Provincial Wellness Grants

March 18
Nominations Called for Seniors of Distinction
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement Concerning Advancement in Cancer Care

March 19
Provincial Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Announced

March 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Accessibility Funding for Health Care Facilities

March 23
Accessibility Enhanced at Provincial Health Care Facilities
Media Advisory: Minister to Give an Update on Implementation of Cameron Report Recommendations

March 24
Significant Progress Made on Cameron Report Recommendations

March 25
Media Advisory: Ministers to Make Announcement Regarding Provincial Air
Ambulance Program

Changes to Air Ambulance Program Announced
Public Advisory: Public Meeting to Provide Update on Remediation Plans and
Testing in Buchans

March 29
Strengthening the Economy for a Prosperous Future: $1 Billion Slated for Infrastructure Spending in Budget 2010
Budget 2010: The Right Investments to Strengthen Provincial Healthcare
Long-Term Care and Community Supports Strengthened Through Budget 2010
Making the Right Investments to Support Self-Reliance

March 31
Media Advisory: Minister to View Redevelopment of Grand Falls-Windsor Hospital



April

April 1
Province Provides Update on Former Mining Properties in Buchans
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre to Receive Major Facelift

April 5
Tentative Agreement Reached with Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association

April 6
Healthy Aging Research Projects Receive Funding

April 8
Province Continues Strong Performance with Wait Time Benchmarks

April 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Terry Fox Research Institute Launch of Atlantic Node

April 12
Provincial Government Commits Over $387,000 to Recreational Programs for Seniors

April 13
Construction of New Parking Structure at Health Sciences Centre Underway
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Easter Seals Program

April 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement

April 15
Provincial Funding to Support Vision Care Programs

April 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Nursing Leadership Conference

April 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Hold Public Meeting

April 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Update on Telehealth Initiative

April 29
More Physicians Working in the Province than Ever Before
 


May

May 3
Ministerial Statement - Mental Health Week Begins in Province

May 5
Media Advisory: Ministers Launch Health Care Public Awareness Campaign
Provincial Government Launches Health Care Public Awareness Campaign
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in McHappy Day
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Recipients of Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants

May 6
Media Advisory: Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Announcement Cancelled
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Health Care Investments in Stephenville Area

May 7
New Urology Outreach Program Offered at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital
Age-Friendly Grants Benefit Stephenville Region

May 11
Consultation Sessions for Proposed New Legislation Begin Today

May 12
Burin Peninsula Area Latest to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants
Province’s Nurses Recognized During National Nursing Week

May13
Two Labrador Communities to Benefit from Latest Age-Friendly Grants
Age-Friendly Grants Awarded in Springdale Area

May 14
Age-Friendly Grants Continue to Benefit Province’s Seniors

May 17
Communities and Seniors’ Organizations Continue to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend World Health Assembly
Age-Friendly Grant Awarded to Holyrood

May 19
Communities in Corner Brook-Rocky Harbour Region to Receive Age-Friendly Grants
Age-Friendly Grants Continue to Benefit Seniors

May 20
Seniors in Conne River and Glenwood-Appleton to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants

May 21
Age-Friendly Grants to Benefit Avalon Region

May 25
Seniors in Lewisporte and New World Island Latest to Benefit from Grants Program
Ministerial Statement - Minister Recognizes Vision Health Month
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Announcement

May 26
Community Pharmacies to be Linked with Launch of Provincial Pharmacy Network

May 28
Media Advisory: Premier to Participate in Official Sod-Turning Ceremony
Construction to Start on Health Centre in Lewisporte

 


June

June 1
Ministerial Statement - June Recognized as Seniors Month

June 8
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Provide Remarks at Cardiac Care Reception

June 11
Media Advisory: Long-Term Care Facility to Officially Open in Corner Brook
New Long-Term Care Facility Officially Opened in Corner Brook

June 18
New Legislation to Focus on Regulation of Certain Health Professions

June 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement
New Authority for Pharmacists to Improve Patient Access
Mental Health Issues to be Discussed at Public Forum
Media Advisory: Change in Time - Minister to Make Funding Announcement
Mental Health and Addictions Community Groups to Benefit from Funding

June 24

Media Advisory: Presentation of Seniors of Distinction Awards

June 25
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seniors Honoured with Special Awards of Distinction

June 29
New Provincial Advisory Council to Address Mental Health and Addictions Issues
 


July

July 5
Funding Announced to Support Prostate Cancer Research and Education
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Meeting on Seniors

July 8
Seniors’ Ministers Work Together on the Opportunities and Challenges of Canada’s Aging Population
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open New Long-Term Care Home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

July 9
New Long-Term Care Home Officially Opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

July 15
Pet Owners Should Be Vigilant When Examining for Ticks

July 20

New CT Scanner Installed at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital

July 23

Progress Continues on Health Infrastructure Projects

July 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Schizophrenia Society of Canada National Conference

July 28
Consultations for Long-Term Care and Community Support Services to Begin Next Week

July 30
Further Enhancements Made to the Provincial Air Ambulance Program
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
 


August

August 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Healthcare Funding Announcements on West Coast
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Sessions
in Stephenville

August 3
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Sessions
in Port aux Basques
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Healthcare Funding Announcements on Burin Peninsula
Health Infrastructure Funding Announced for West Coast Communities

August 4
Funding Announced for Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre
Redevelopment of Grand Bank Long-Term Care Facility Completed

August 6
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Sessions in Corner Brook
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcements in Baie Verte and Springdale

August 9
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be Held in Springdale
Healthcare Funding Announced for Baie Verte

August 10
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Sessions to be held in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander
Healthcare Funding Announced for Springdale

August 11
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Twillingate

August 12
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Carbonear

August 13
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Plum Point

August 16
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be Held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

August 17
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Hopedale
Public Advisory: Changes to Schedule for Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Schedule

August 18
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Labrador City

August 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements in Carbonear

August 20
Provincial Government Takes Further Action to Prevent Violence Against Older Persons
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Gander
Major Funding Announced to Enhance Health Care Services in Carbonear
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Buchans
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement in Botwood

August 23
Gander Area Residents to Benefit from Health Care Funding
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be Held in Mount Pearl
Community Health Centre in Buchans to Receive Provincial Government Funding
Funding Announced for Upgrades to Long-Term Care Facility in Botwood

August 24
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Conception Bay South

August 27

Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Harbour Breton

August 30
Public Advisory: Changes to Schedule for Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Consultation Schedule
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Health Care Funding in Bonavista
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Arnold’s Cove
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Bonavista

August 31
New Ambulance Base Announced for Arnold’s Cove
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be Held in Clarenville
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Clarenville
Funding Announced for Upgrades to Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre

 


September

September 1
Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital to Receive Provincial Funding

September 3
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be Held in Marystown

September 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Seniors at Annual Convention

September 8
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Sessions to be held in St. John’s

September 9
Media Advisory: Premier to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Corner Brook
Media Advisory: Newfoundland and Labrador to Host Health Ministers Meetings
Public Advisory: Long-Term Care and Community Support Consultation Session to be held in Placentia
Residents in the Western Region to Benefit from Health Care Funding
Media Advisory: Premier to Make Announcement in Labrador West

September 10
New CT Scanner Announced for Labrador West

September 13
Media Advisory: Provincial/Territorial Health Ministers to Hold News Conference
Province to Fund Observational Study of MS Patients
P/T Health Ministers Work Together to Advance Common Issues

September 14
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Health and Healthy Living / Wellness Ministers Agree on Ways to Strengthen the Health of Canadians

September 15
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Address the Arthritis Society

September 22
Public Advisory: Belvedere Building Closed

September 23
Call for Applications for Provincial Wellness Grants Funding
Media Advisory: Transition House to Officially Open in Carbonear

September 24

Public Advisory: Belvedere Building Open
New Transition House in Carbonear Officially Opened

September 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Trepassey for Health Care Funding Announcement

September 29
Trepassey Medical Clinic to Receive Funding

September 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements in Twillingate

 


October

October 1
First Annual National Seniors Day Celebrated Today
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Open Art Exhibit
Communities in The Isles of Notre Dame to Receive Health Care Funding

October 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Launch of “Let’s Talk About It” Awareness Campaign

October 5
$28.6 Million in Low-Income Benefits En Route to Seniors

October 8
Mental Illness Awareness Week Focuses on Ending the Stigma

October 13

Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Easter Seals Program
New Diagnostic Equipment Installed at the Labrador South Health Centre
Easter Seals to Benefit from Funding for Recreational Therapy Program

October 15

Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement in Nain

October 18
Media Advisory: Health Care Funding Announcement in Nain Cancelled
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Participate in Official Opening of New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Speak at the Kids Eat Smart Annual General Meeting

October 19
Residents Encouraged to Receive Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at CNIB Industrial Eye Program Launch

October 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Seniors Resource Centre AGM

October 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend New Radiation Treatment Technology Announcement
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Speak at Memorial University School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony

October 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Health Care Foundations’ 2010 Eleganza Gala
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Connaigre Peninsula for Funding Announcements

October 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Address the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union Biennial Convention
Health Care Funding Announced for Facilities in the Coast of Bays

October 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Eastern Health AGM

October 27
Increased Cervical Screening Focus of Pap Test Awareness Week

October 29
Tender Announced for Further Work on New Labrador West Health Care Facility
 


November

November 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Cancer Control Strategy

November 2
Provincial Cancer Control Strategy Released

November 3
Northern Peninsula to Benefit from Health Care Funding

November 4
Government Outlines Commitment to Breast Cancer Prevention 

November 5
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media
Provincial Government Responds to Resignation of 13 Salaried Specialists

November 8

Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media

November 9
Minister Outlines Public’s Right to Know Salary Details of Salaried Physicians

November 12
Funding to Upgrade Long-Term Care Beds in Twillingate

November 15
Youth Encouraged to Talk About Substance Use During 2010 Addictions Awareness Week
New Marketing Campaign Launched to Increase Awareness of Provincial Prescription Drug Program

November 18
Additional Funding Announced for O’Shaughnessy House in Carbonear

November 19
Funding Provided to Support Youth Smoking Prevention Social Media Campaign
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement in Grand Falls-Windsor

November 22
Grand Falls-Windsor Medical Facilities to Receive Funding

November 24
Update on Multiple Sclerosis Observational Study

 


December

December 1
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

December 7

Public Advisory: Wait Times Information Now Online

December 16
Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with Physicians

December 30
Minister Announces Appointments to the Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors
 


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