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Release of New Brunswick Family Plan report on improving access to primary and acute care

The provincial government has released a report on improving access to primary and acute care stemming from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 23-29. From left: Sara Smith, board member of the Canadian Transplant Association, Atlantic region; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Kristen Wheaton, Atlantic regional director, Canadian Transplant Association.

Advanced care paramedics now working in three communities

Advanced care paramedics have begun answering calls as part of a pilot program in Saint John, Moncton and Bathurst. Ambulance New Brunswick has hired six full-time and 10 casual advanced care paramedics as part of the first phase of the program.

New protocol for monitoring water quality at Parlee Beach

A new water monitoring protocol that follows federal guidelines is being adopted for Parlee Beach beginning this summer. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle and acting chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell.

April is Oral Health Month

New Brunswickers are encouraged to make their oral health a priority during Oral Health Month. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Dr. Kirk Preston, president of the New Brunswick Dental Society.

April is Daffodil Month

April is Daffodil Month in New Brunswick and throughout Canada. From left: Monica Antworth, manager of the Canadian Cancer Society, western district; Joy Peterson, Canadian Cancer Society volunteer; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and cancer survivor, Jennifer Ouellet, with her daughter Page.

National Immunization Poster Contest winners

Premier Brian Gallant and Health Minister Victor Boudreau met with two young New Brunswickers who were winners in Immunize Canada’s 2016 National Immunization Poster Contest. From left: Isabella Quinn, national contest winner; Gallant; Cindy Guan, New Brunswick prize winner; and Boudreau. The contest encourages students to understand the importance of immunization, and also provides a chance for them to submit ...

Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre officially opens

The grand opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre took place today. From left: Michelle Pittman, RN; Aisha Fahmy, RN; Premier Brian Gallant and Melodie Austin, RN.

More than $500,000 invested in Paquetville Health Centre

The provincial government will invest $522,000 to expand and renovate the Paquetville Health Centre. From left: Caraquet MLA Hédard Albert; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; Gilles Lanteigne, CEO of Vitalité Health Network; and Bertrand Godin, village councillor.

Investment in Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre

The provincial government is investing nearly $21.3 million to continue work on the addition of the new surgical suite at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton. From left: Chris Collins, Speaker of the legislative assembly; Johanne Roy, vice-president of clinical services for Vitalité Health Network; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Michelyne Paulin, chair of Vitalité Health Network; Justin Guitard, ...

Tour of work site for Clair community services centre expansion

Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry visited the work being done to prepare the expansion of the community services centre in Clair. From left: Marc Long, councillor for the Village of Clair; Clair Mayor Pierre Michaud; Nicole Labrie, manager of primary health care with Vitalité Health Network; Boudreau; Landry; Carl Sawyer, councillor for the Village of ...

Design unveiled for Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth

The design for the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth was unveiled today in Campbellton. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Michelyne Paulin, chair of Vitalité Health Network; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Health Minister Victor Boudreau, Gilles Lanteigne, president and CEO of Vitalité, and Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart Paulin.

Family Plan summit held on supporting those with mental health challenges

Premier Brian Gallant participated in Moncton in the New Brunswick Family Plan summit on supporting those with mental health challenges.

Investment of $35 million at Moncton Hospital

The provincial government will invest nearly $35 million in the Moncton Hospital. From left: Chris Collins, Speaker of the legislative assembly; Karen McGrath, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network; Premier Brian Gallant; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Community support orders introduced to help those suffering from mental illness

Legislative amendments have been introduced to integrate community support orders into the province’s mental health continuum of care. From left: Lori Young, mental health advocate and Community Treatment Order Task Force member; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Albert Cyr, mental health advocate and Community Treatment Order Task Force member.

Investment of $200 million for hospital expansion

An estimated $200 million will be invested in an expansion of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton. From left: Carol Reimer, member of Horizon Health Network board of directors; deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Premier Brian Gallant.

Investment of $90 million in renovations at Saint John Regional Hospital

Premier Brian Gallant announced an estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital, today in Saint John. The investments will cover the redesign and redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), surgical and oncology units. From left: Karen McGrath, CEO of Horizon Health Network; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Grace Losier, chair of Horizon Health ...

Federal and provincial ministers meet

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott, centre, met with Health Minister Victor Boudreau and Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris on Jan. 20 in Moncton and participated in two roundtable discussions: one on mental health and the other on home care in New Brunswick.

Federal and provincial health ministers tour mental health centre

Health Minister Victor Boudreau and federal Health Minister Jane Philpott took a tour of the Hope Library at Moncton’s Addiction and Mental Health Centre on Jan. 20.

Canada-New Brunswick health accord signed

An agreement has been signed that will increase federal health funding for New Brunswickers. Participating in the announcement were, from left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Premier Brian Gallant; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.