Health and Community Services - 2012

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

January

January 4
Call for Applications for Age-Friendly Provincial Grants Program

January 5
Improved Access for More People Through New Adult Dental Program

January 10
Improvements to Medical Transportation Assistance Program Now Implemented

January 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend St. Johnís and Grand Falls-Windsor Graduation Ceremonies

January 17
Residents Reminded that Seasonal Influenza Vaccination is Available
Media Advisory: Minister Available to Media

January 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Address School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony
National Non-Smoking Week Recognized by Provincial Government

January 20
Public Advisory: Fox Confirmed with Rabies in Labrador West

January 24
Media Advisory: Minister Available to the Media

January 26
Funding Available to Enhance Seniorsí Wellness

January 27
Public Advisory: Second Rabies Case Confirmed in Labrador West

January 30
Danielís Harbour Medical Clinic Re-Opened


February

February 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Bilingual Postsecondary and Career Fair

February 6
Eating Disorder Awareness Week Proclaimed

February 10
Public Advisory: New Rabies Cases Confirmed in Labrador West

February 21
Media Advisory: Premier Dunderdale to Address Give from the Heart Capital Campaign Celebration Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Strategies

February 22
Strategy Announced to Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times
Budget 2012 Investments Will Reduce Joint Replacement Surgery Wait Times

February 28
Contract Awarded for Carbonear Long-Term Care Facility


March

March 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Pharmacist Awareness Week Reception

March 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Moving Lives Forward Reception

March 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Provide Update on MCP Policy
Minister Provides Update on Policy for Excess Skin Removal

March 13
Funding Awarded to Healthy Aging Research Projects

March 20
Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Seniors of Distinction Awards
Ministerial Statement - Minister Pays Tribute to Dr. Nigel Rusted

March 21
Minister Reiterates Safety of Cardiac Equipment

March 22
Ministerial Statement - Cardiac Care Strengthened for Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador

March 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Outline the Bill Titled An Act to Amend the Pharmaceutical Services Act
Residents to Benefit from New Generic Drug Pricing Policy
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Recognizes Purple Day for Epilepsy

March 27
New Generic Drug Pricing Model Will Result in Savings for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians
Minister Expresses Disappointment over Tactics of the Opposition

March 28
Investment in Diagnostic Tools to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

March 30
Lower Generic Drug Costs Will Help All Newfoundlanders and Labradorians


April

April 3
Committees and Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program

April 13
Contributions Support Health Care Fundraising Initiatives Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

April 15
Tentative Agreement Reached with Pharmacistsí Association

April 18
Minister to Address Provincial Eating Disorders Conference
Funding Announced for Mental Health and Addictions

April 24
Responsible Social Investments in Budget 2012 Include $150 Million for Poverty Reduction
Building Prosperity: Infrastructure Investments Promote Sustainable Success
Responsible Investments Enhance Health Care Services for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians
Budget 2012 Investments Focus on Long-Term Care and Community Support
Labradorians Continue to Benefit from Northern Strategic Plan Investments

April 25
Public Advisory: Construction Blasting to Take Place Near Carbonear General Hospital

April 27
Media Advisory: Minister in Gander to Outline Breast Screening Program Expansion
Breast Screening Program Expanded


May

May 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Regional Apprenticeship Forum

May 4
Regional Apprenticeship Forum Working to Advance Apprentices
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Wellness Grants
Cancer Prevention and Awareness Grants Awarded
Grants Support Healthy Aging Projects Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Wellness Initiatives Receive Funding

May 7
Public Advisory: Provincial Drug Program Recipients May Be Impacted by Pharmacy Closure
STOP! Clean Your Hands Day Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Recognizes National Nursing Week

May 9
Provincial Government Recognizes Mental Health Week and National Awareness Campaign
Media Advisory: Minister to View Provinceís Newest MRI

May 10
Third MRI Operational at Eastern Health

May 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness Projects Benefit from Significant Funding

May 22
Provincial Government Recognizes 90th Anniversary of St. Clareís Mercy Hospital
Minister Provides Update on National Drug Shortage

May 24
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Committed to the Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Professionals
Media Advisory: Minister to Break Ground at Youth Treatment Facility in Grand Falls-Windsor
Provincial Ambulance Program to be Reviewed

May 25
E-Mental Health and Awareness Program Moving Forward
Campaign Promotes The Power of Play
Construction to Start on Youth Treatment Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Mental Health Conference
Media Advisory: Ministers to Break Ground for the Paradise Youth Treatment Centre

May 28
Construction to Start on Youth Treatment Centre in Paradise

May 29
Reviews by Health Authorities Demonstrate a Responsible Approach to Efficient and Effective Health Care Delivery


June

June 4
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Government Recognizes Seniors Month

June 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Outline Personal Services Legislation
Media Advisory: Minister to Update Multiple Sclerosis Observational Study

June 7
New Personal Services Legislation to Enhance Public Safety
Multiple Sclerosis Observational Study Results Announced

June 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador

June 19
Ministerial Statement - Enhanced Dialysis Services Successfully Meeting the Needs of Patients
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Strategy

June 20
Long-Term Care and Community Support Services Strategy Released

June 26
Provincial Wait Times Successfully Meeting National Benchmarks; Report Ranks Province Third in Canada
Funding Provided to Support Age-Friendly Communities
Age-Friendly Grants to Benefit Carbonear and Whiteway

June 27
Age-Friendly Grants Help Seniors Lead Active, Healthy Lives
Funding Provided to Age-Friendly Initiatives

June 28
Age-Friendly Grants Continue to Benefit Provinceís Seniors
Grant Funding Awarded to Encourage Age-Friendly Communities

June 29
Age-Friendly Grants to Benefit Communities in Labrador
Contributions of Seniors Recognized through Awards Program
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Ceremonies to Commemorate the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel
Seniorsí Organizations to Receive Age-Friendly Grant Funding


July

July 4
Age-Friendly Initiatives to Receive Funding

July 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements in Springdale and Baie Verte

July 17
New Medical Equipment and Infrastructure Upgrades Announced for Springdale
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements in Buchans and Gander
Funding Announced for Medical Facilities in Baie Verte and La Scie

July 18
Health Care Enhancements Announced for Buchans
Gander Benefits from a Significant Health Care Investment

July 19
Media Advisory: Health Care Funding Announced for Grand Falls-Windsor and Botwood

July 20
Significant Health Care Investments Announced in Grand Falls-Windsor
Funding Announced for Medical Facility in Botwood
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Two Health Care Announcements in Corner Brook

July 23
Corner Brook Health Care Facilities to Receive New Equipment and Upgrades
Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program Launched

July 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement in Twillingate
Funding Announced for Medical Facilities in the Twillingate Area

July 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcements in Clarenville and Bonavista
Patient Care Improved Through Funding for Clarenville Health Care Services
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements on the Burin Peninsula
New Protective Care Residence Moving Forward in Bonavista

July 26
Residents of Burin to Benefit from Health Care Investments
Funding Announced for Medical Facilities in St. Lawrence and Grand Bank


August

August 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcements in Stephenville and Port aux Basques

August 13
Over $1.1 Million in Funding Announced for Medical Facilities in the Stephenville Region
$797,300 Announced for Health Care Facilities; Minister Cuts Ribbon on Dialysis Unit in Port aux Basques

August 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual Seniors Convention

August 31
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcements in Labrador


September

September 4
$1 Million in Funding for Health Care Facilities in Labrador
Thirteen Labrador Coastal Communities Benefit from Health Care Funding
Big Investments in Booming Labrador West

September 12
Public Advisory: Belvedere Building Closed
Public Advisory: Belvedere Building Remains Closed
Public Advisory: Food Safety Tips Provided for Prolonged Power Disruption

September 13
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Address School of Pharmacy Awards Ceremony
Public Advisory: Belvedere Building Open

September 21
Provincial Government Recognizes World Alzheimerís Day
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Attend Prostate Cancer Survivorsí Conference

September 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Annual General Meeting

September 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Health Ministersí Conference

September 28
Provincial and Territorial Health and Wellness Ministers Pursue Innovation
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Retirement Planning Conference


October

October 1
Agreement Finalized with Pharmacists' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

October 2
Mental Illness Awareness Week Proclaimed
Media Advisory: Seniors of Distinction Awards Presentation
Minister Corrects Misinformation Regarding Mental Health Investments

October 4
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Address Mindscapes Gala
Government Works with Community Partners to Strengthen Mental Health and Addictions Services

October 5
Public Advisory: E. coli Case Confirmed in the Province

October 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Health Care Funding Announcement in Carbonear
$1.3 Million invested in Health Care for the Carbonear Region

October 19
Residents Encouraged to Receive the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony

October 22
Media Advisory: Ministers to Release Healthy Eating Guide

October 23
New Resource for Parents and Caregivers to Support Healthy Eating

October 29
Public Advisory: Flu Shot Safety and Availability Not Impacted in Newfoundland and Labrador


November

November 2
Contract for Ambulance Program Review Awarded

November 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Nursesí Union 23rd Biennial Convention

November 14
World Diabetes Day a Reminder of the Importance of Healthy Living

November 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Meeting on Aging and Seniors in Halifax

November 20
Ministerial Statement - Significant Investments Improve Access to Rural Health Care
Online Annual Reports Heighten Openness and Transparency

November 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Health Care Funding in St. Anthony

November 23
Over $1.9 Million Invested in Health Care for the St. Anthony Region

November 28
Contract Awarded for Harbour Breton Dialysis Site

 


December

December 4
Increased Public Protection Main Focus of New Pharmacy Act

December 5
Ministerial Statement - Individuals Improving Health Their Way with Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

December 6
Ministerial Statement - Update on Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program

December 11
Ministerial Statement - New Educational Resources Promote Healthy Eating

December 17
Public Advisory: Water Advisory Issued for South Brook

December 24
Newfoundland and Labrador Makes Significant Reductions in Wait Times

December 28
Consultations Begin for Provincial Ambulance Program Review


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