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NS Auditor Health – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 22, 2017 7:05 HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s auditor general says the province hasn’t clearly defined what to expect from a strategy to recruit family doctors or how to measure the success of its efforts. Michael Pickup’s audit on the performance of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Health Department says […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201719 Views

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Health Canada doesn’t know if its dental programs benefiting Indigenous Canadians: report – CBC

Inuit and First Nations people have nearly twice as much dental disease as other Canadians November 22, 2017 Health Canada does not know whether its dental programming for Indigenous Canadians is actually improving their oral health. That’s one of the findings of the auditor general of Canada’s fall 2017 report, released on Tuesday. Michael Ferguson said […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201720 Views

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How the genomics health revolution is failing ethnic minorities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  By Michael Mackley, Dalhousie University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Michael Mackley, Dalhousie University Statistics Canada recently released its 2016 census […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201718 Views

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Members Appointed to the Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Council

November 07, 2017 As part of the Provincial Government’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan, members have now been appointed to the new Recovery Council. The Recovery Council will provide guidance on progress in supporting patients and clients through the recovery process. The council will work closely in partnership with the Provincial Mental Health and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201722 Views

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BR Costly Care Waits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 5, 2017  HALIFAX – The younger sisters of a Nova Scotia woman with epilepsy and M-S say the costs of waiting to get her into a nursing home are hard for them to bear. Fifty-eight-year-old Maureen Dares is being put up in a Halifax hotel room by her sisters […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201722 Views

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NCC: Salmon, cod or bakeapples available in our community freezer!

03 November 2017 Salmon, cod or bakeapples are now available for seniors (60+) and people with disabilities through our community freezer program. If you know of someone who is eligible to receive these items, please contact one of our staff listed in the poster below. Please note the designated pick-up times. NT5

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201719 Views

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NunatuKavut Contributes to Canadian Cancer Society’s Air Daffodil

03 November 2017 The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society for Air Daffodil – Air Travel Assistance Program. It provides much-needed financial assistance to cancer patients in Labrador who travel by air for medical treatment. Air Daffodil is designed to alleviate the burden of a cancer diagnosis […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201721 Views

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Media Advisory: Member of Parliament for Miramichi – Grand Lake to deliver remarks at the grand opening of the new early childhood facility in Eel Ground First Nation

EEL GROUND, November 2, 2017 – The Member of Parliament for Miramichi – Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan, will participate in the grand opening of the new early childhood facility in Eel Ground First Nation on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201724 Views

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P.E.I. chief touts new water plan for First Nations communities – CBC

Brian Francis says it would take liability away from cheifs and council Nov 01, 2017 Chief Brian Francis says First Nations communities would stand to benefit from a regional water authority. The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs recently applied for federal government funding to set up a regional water authority for 30 communities […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201723 Views

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NCC: Eastern Health releases a navigation video for cancer patients

26 October 2017 Back in September, Eastern Health released a navigation video for cancer patients called “Beginning Your Cancer Journey, An Introduction to Cancer Services in Newfoundland and Labrador.” The idea for the video originated at a forum as part of a cancer care initiative called “Journey in the Big Land” that NCC was a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201727 Views

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