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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.

World AIDS Day

Health Minister Victor Boudreau participated in the second annual Red Scarves Campaign. During national AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS Moncton and AIDS Saint John will be tying red scarves on lampposts and benches in communities as a symbolic representation of the red ribbon used to honour those lost to or still affected by ...

Legislation aims to give nurse practitioners greater authority

Legislation introduced today is intended to give New Brunswickers better access to primary care by giving nurse practitioners greater authority within the health-care system. From left: Jacques Duclos, Vitalité Health Network; Liette Clément, Nurses Association of New Brunswick; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Janet Weber, nurse practitioner; and Jean Daigle, Horizon Health Network.

Amendments introduced to the Smoke-free Places Act

Amendments to the Smoke-free Places Act were introduced today to help limit the public’s exposure to second-hand smoke and help New Brunswickers live longer, healthier lives. From top left: Maggie Estey and Roshini Kassie, New Brunswick Lung Association; Jean Daigle, Horizon Health Network; Kurtis Sisk, Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick; Monica Brewer, New Brunswick Lung Association; Wendell Betts, ...

Tour of construction site of Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre

Premier Brian Gallant, left, and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman toured the construction site of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre today.

Paramedic training course to be offered at CCNB

A paramedic training course managed from the Campbellton campus of the Collège comunautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) will be offered to any one of the five CCNB campuses at a time, depending on where it is most needed. The 15-seat program, which begins in September 2017, will take up to two years to complete. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; ...

Investment to help detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The provincial government is investing $300,000 to promote awareness and early screening and detection for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). From left: Gary Foley, vice-president professional services for Horizon Health Network; Jean Daigle, vice-president community for Horizon Health Network; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Dr. Marcel Mallet, respirologist with Vitalité Health Network and chair of the provincial COPD advisory committee; Gilles ...

Investment in mental health support in schools

The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth will expand to another 112 schools this fall, from Saint John to Sussex and in the Miramichi and Chaleur-Restigouche regions. From left: Child and Youth Advocate Norman J. Bossé; Robert Fowler, DEC chair of Anglophone South School District; Service New Brunswick Minster ...

First responders participate in mental health program

More than 40 first responders in the province are participating in the Road to Mental Readiness train-the-trainer program. From left: Chris Hood, executive director and registrar, Paramedic Association of New Brunswick; Barry Edwards, paramedic, Ambulance New Brunswick; Judy Astle, president, Local 4848 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees; Yvon Bourque, director of operations, Ambulance New Brunswick; Health Minister Victor ...

Agreement renewed with Dalhousie University and University of New Brunswick to continue training doctors

An agreement with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, an English-language, distributed medical education program based in Saint John, has been renewed for five years. Front, from left: Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau. Back, from left: Dalhousie Medical New Brunswick students Robert Dunfield, of Sussex; Kiersten Amos, of ...

Eleven new physicians to begin working in Fredericton region

A total of 11 new physicians will soon begin working in the Fredericton region. From left: Dr. Édouard Hendriks, vice-president of medical, academic and research affairs at Horizon Health Network; Dr. Katelyn Mathers, one of the new doctors; Dr. Tom Peters, medical director for the Fredericton area; and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman.

Investment to support nursing education

The provincial government is supporting nursing education by contributing up to $350,000, matching the commitment from the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, to establish a PhD scholarship intended for nurses from New Brunswick. From left: Brenda Kinney, president of the association; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Karen Frenette, president-elect of the association.

Provincial government introduces advanced care paramedic pilot program

The provincial government is introducing a new advanced care paramedic pilot program to strengthen the health-care system and provide advanced emergency medical services in New Brunswick. From left: Ed Doherty, minister responsible for Service New Brunswick; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Matthew Crossman, president of Ambulance New Brunswick.

Health Minister visits Ambulance New Brunswick

Health Minister Victor Boudreau got an up-close look at the provincial ambulance service today. Boudreau spent time with a paramedic crew in Moncton. He also toured Ambulance New Brunswick’s dispatch centre, which responds to 100,000 calls for help annually, before visiting with critical care flight nurses at the air ambulance hangar to mark National Nursing Week. From left: Boudreau and ...

National Nursing Week

National Nursing Week is celebrated across New Brunswick and Canada this week. Front, from left: Brenda Kinney, president of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers. Back, from left: Karen Frenette, president-elect of the association; Marilyn Quinn, president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union; and Laurie Janes, executive director of the ...