Health and Community Services - 2011

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

January

January 12
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Graduation Ceremony

January 13
Media Advisory: Health Care Announcements Planned for Placentia and Whitbourne
Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Receives Funding for New Initiatives

January 14

New Equipment for Medical Facilities in Placentia and Whitbourne

January 17
Environmental Public Health Week Proclaimed

January 18
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians Encouraged to Go Smoke-Free for National Non-Smoking Week
Creation of Age-Friendly Communities Made Possible through Provincial Grants Program

January 20
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend School of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony

January 24
Reminder for Residents to Get Vaccinated During Influenza Season

January 25
Progress Continues on New St. John’s Long-Term Care Project

January 27
Clarenville Hospital to be Renovated

January 28
Contract Awarded for New Health Centre in Flower’s Cove

 

February

February 2
Update Provided on Satellite Dialysis Services for Port aux Basques and Labrador City

February 7
Nominations Called for Seniors of Distinction Awards

Eating Disorder Awareness Week Proclaimed

February 8
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Address Eating Disorder Foundation

Update Provided on Multiple Sclerosis Observational Study
Tobacco Health Care Costs Recovery Act Proclaimed
Funding Announced for Provincial Eating Disorder Program
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media

February 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Announcements on West Coast

February 10
Tender Called for New Medical Facility to be Constructed in Jeffrey’s

Medical Facility in Stephenville to Receive Funding

February 14
Milestone Reached on Construction of New Health Care Centre in Labrador West

February 16
Media Advisory: Premier to Make Health Care Funding Announcement on Burin Peninsula
Media Advisory: Health Care Funding Announcement on Burin Peninsula Cancelled

February 23
Federal Government Announces Funding to Support New Family Medicine Positions in Newfoundland and Labrador

February 25
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Benefiting from $3.2 Million in Health Care Investments
New Chemotherapy Suite Officially Opened at the Labrador Health Centre
Funding Announced for New Mental Health Initiative and Health Care Equipment for Northern Labrador


March

March 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Update Wait Times Progress

March 4

Progress Continues in Addressing Wait Times for Health Care Services

March 10
Ministers to Introduce New Air Ambulance
Province Welcomes New St. John’s Based Air Ambulance

March 23
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Bring Greetings at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Luncheon

March 24
Media Advisory: Health Care Funding Announcement in Burin

March 25
New Investments Announced for Burin Peninsula Health Care Facilities

March 28
Funding Provided for New Medical Equipment in Gander
Amendment Will Further Protect Children and Workers from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

March 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Wellness Grants
Funding Announced for New Medical Clinic in Western Bay
Community Groups to Benefit from Provincial Wellness Grants

March 31
Ministerial Statement - Participants in Provincial Prescription Drug Program Significantly Increased
Funding to Help Personal Care Homes in Remote Locations


April

April 1
Healthy Aging Research Projects Receive Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Officially Open MRI Unit in Gander

April 4
New MRI Unit Officially Opens in Gander

April 5
Mental Health and Addictions Community Groups Receive Funding
Further Protections for Vulnerable Adults Introduced in House of Assembly

April 7
Considerable Progress Continues to be Made in Implementing Cameron Report Recommendations

April 8
Funding Provided to Support Age-Friendly Communities
Construction of New Women’s Shelter in Hopedale Moving Forward

April 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Outline New Legislation for Practice of Medicine
New Legislation to Regulate the Practice of Medicine
Seniors to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants

April 12
Age-Friendly Grants Continue to Benefit Seniors
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Significant Health Care Funding

April 13
Enhancements to Dialysis Services Throughout the Province to Benefit Patients
Seniors on the Burin Peninsula to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants

April 14
Funding to Support Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Management
Stephenville Crossing Seniors Group to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants

April 15
Age-Friendly Grants Continue to Benefit Communities
Province’s Seniors Continue to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants

April 18
Communities and Seniors Organizations Continue to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants
Grant Program Continues to Encourage Active Living for Province’s Seniors

April 19
Budget 2011 - Standing Strong for Improved Services and Access to Health Care
Infrastructure Investments Stand Strong for Real and Lasting Economic Benefits
Progressive Steps Taken to Enhance Mental Health and Addictions Services
Budget 2011 Supports Families and Young Children
Investments for Communities Help Build a Prosperous Future
A Clear Path to Opportunity, Self-Reliance and a Prosperous Future – Budget 2011 Stands Strong Against Poverty

April 20
Enhancements Through Budget 2011 Will Benefit Small Personal Care and Community Care Homes

April 21
Funding Provided for Health Care Fundraising Initiatives

April 26
Seniors Continue to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants Program
Two More Communities to Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants Program


April 28
Seniors in Trinity and Clarenville Area Latest to Benefit from Grants Program


May

May 3
Province Renews Commitment to Mental Health Issues During Awareness Week
New After School Initiative Encourages Youth to Get More Physically Active

May 4
Seniors Wellness Grants Awarded

May 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Event in Recognition of Mental Health Week

May 11
Ministerial Statement - Newfoundland and Labrador Recognizes National Nursing Week
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Address Provincial Immunization Conference

May 18
Work Continues to Implement Colon Cancer Screening Program
Ministerial Statement - Progress Continues on Major Health Infrastructure Projects

May 20
Public Advisory: Postal Strike Contingency Plan Update

May 24
Next Stage of Construction Begins at Carbonear Long-Term Care Facility  

May 25
New Privacy Legislation Protects the Personal Health Information of Individuals

May 27
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Graduation Ceremony

May 31
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Consumers’ Health Awareness Network
World No Tobacco Day Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador


June

June 1
Media Advisory: Presentation of Seniors of Distinction Awards
Awards Presented to Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors of Distinction

June 3
Public Advisory: Alternate Delivery Methods Outlined for Provincial Government Payments  
Provincial Government Congratulates Safe Kids Canada
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Emergency Physicians Conference

June 6
Expanded Adult Dental Health Program to Benefit Residents with Low Incomes

June 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Emergency Medical Services Conference
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Events

June 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Recognized by Provincial Government
Appointments Made to Cancer Control Advisory Committee

June 21
Media Advisory: Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to Address Community Living Symposium

June 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Seniors Meeting in Ontario

June 28
Public Advisory: Provincial Government Resumes Utilizing Canada Post Services

June 29
13th Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors
 


July

July 7
Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Lyme Disease
Applications for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program Now Available Online
 

July 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements on the West Coast

July 11
Health Care Equipment Upgrades Announced for Norris Point

July 12
New Health Care Equipment and Infrastructure Upgrades Announced in Port Saunders and Daniel’s Harbour

July 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Addictions Drop-in Centre Grand Opening
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcements in Labrador

July 15
Mental Health and Infrastructure Funding Announced for Northern Labrador
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Benefiting from Health Care Funding

July 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Announcements in Central Region

July 22
Work Continues to Increase Access and Reduce Wait Times in Emergency Departments
Significant Health Care Funding Announced for the Grand Falls-Windsor Region
Tenders Announced for New Youth Treatment Centres
New Medical Equipment and Facility Upgrades Announced for Botwood

July 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcements in Gander and Twillingate
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media
Government Takes Action to Protect Drug Program Clients

July 26
Regional Health Care Services Enhanced in Gander
Twillingate Health Centre Supported Through Provincial Investments
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement at the Fogo Island Health Centre

July 27
Health Care Infrastructure Improvements Announced for Fogo Island and Change Islands

July 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Carbonear

July 29
Significant Health Care Investments Announced for Carbonear and Region
Potential Generic Drug Pricing Policy Will Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

 


August

August 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements on the Burin Peninsula

August 4
Enhanced Health Care Services Announced for Buchans
New Medical Equipment Announced for Burin
Health Care Centres in St. Lawrence and Grand Bank Receive Funding

August 19
Premier Welcomes the Installation of New CT Scanner in Labrador West
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Canadian Medical Association
New Dialysis Site Officially Opened at the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital
New Medical Equipment Announced in Labrador West

August 23
Call for Applications for Provincial Wellness Grants Funding

August 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Welcome Participants of Man in Motion Relay
Over $178,000 Committed to Recreational Programming for Seniors

August 26
Tender Announced for New Carbonear Long-Term Care Facility

August 29
Public Advisory: Public Consultation on the Location of New Adult Addictions Centre Being Held in Harbour Grace

August 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcements in Corner Brook and Stephenville

August 31
Funding Announced for Health Care Facilities in Corner Brook
Additional Funding Announced for Gander Long-Term Care Facility
Enhancements to Health Care Services to Benefit Patients in Stephenville Region

 


September

September 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual Seniors Convention

 


October

October 3
Mental Illness Awareness Week Proclaimed in Newfoundland and Labrador

October 14
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Now Available Across the Province
Media Advisory: Minister Recognized for Advancing Mental Health and Addictions Supports in Newfoundland and Labrador

October 18
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Annual General Meeting

October 20
Review of Laboratory Tests Underway in Light of International Recall

October 21
Public Advisory: Department to Hold Public Information Session Regarding Paradise Treatment Centre

October 27
New Initiatives Announced for Provincial Cervical Screening Program


November

November 4
Initial Phase of Construction Begins at Grand Falls-Windsor Youth Treatment Centre

November 7
New Provincial Government Program to Enhance Cancer Prevention and Awareness

November 10
Contract Awarded for Phase One of Construction of Paradise Youth Treatment Centre

November 14
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend World Diabetes Day Event

November 18
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Annual General Meeting

November 21
New Booster Seat Safety Awareness Campaign Launched

November 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Health Meetings

November 25
P/T Health and Wellness Ministers Work Together to Advance Solutions  (Version française)

November 28
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Conference  

 


December

December 6
Media Advisory: Ministers to Make Funding Announcement

December 7
Applicants Selected for the New After School Physical Activity Initiative

December 9
Tenders to be Issued for Youth Treatment Centres

December 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Chronic Disease Strategy

December 19
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy Released

December 29
Operation Tooth Continues to Bring Smiles


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