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Rotavirus vaccine now available

The publicly funded Rotavirus vaccine is now available for infants born in 2017 who are less than 15 weeks old. From left: mother Jillian Hansen and baby Harlen Bird; public health nurse Beth Heppell; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Work underway to respond to opioid misuse and overdoses

A provincial interdepartmental task group continues to work with its partners to respond to opioid misuse and overdoses in New Brunswick. Ambulance New Brunswick officials demonstrated the use of naloxone. From left: Eric Beairsto, manager of training and quality assurance, Ambulance New Brunswick; JP Savoie, director of operations, Ambulance New Brunswick; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Regulatory amendments proposed to strengthen enforcement of the Smoke Free Places Act

The provincial government is proposing amendments to General Regulation 91-50 under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act to strengthen the enforcement of the Smoke Free Places Act. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Barbara Wells, director of health promotion of the New Brunswick Lung Association; and Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Province and New Brunswick Medical Society ratify new four-year agreement

The provincial government and the New Brunswick Medical Society have signed a new four-year physician services master agreement which is intended to enhance access to primary health care in the province. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau and society president Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck.

Further investment in Chaleur Regional Hospital addition

The provincial government is investing $27.4 million from the 2017-18 capital budget to continue construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. From left: Stéphane Legacy, vice-president of outpatient and professional Services, Vitalité Health Network; Jean-Guy Robichaud, president of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis ...

Enhanced monitoring of tick distribution in southern New Brunswick

The provincial and federal governments are partnering to enhance field surveillance and tick collection over a two-year period to monitor the distribution of ticks and the risk of Lyme disease. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet.

Perth-Andover hospital upgrades begin

A sod-turning ceremony was held to mark the official beginning of a project to restore, preserve and protect critical infrastructure at the Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital in Perth-Andover. From left: Perth-Andover Mayor Marianne Bell; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey; Karen McGrath, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network; David Moore, executive director of Upper River Valley ...

New model for family medicine aims to improve physician access

The provincial government and the New Brunswick Medical Society have established a new model for family medicine meant to provide patients with enhanced access to family physicians. From left: Speaker of the legislative assembly Chris Collins; Sylvie Roberge, the society’s resident representative; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck, president of the society; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Finance ...

Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth

The construction of the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Youth in Campbellton will start this summer. The project’s estimated cost is $14.4 million. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin; Jacques Duclos, vice-president of community services and mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; and Campbellton Deputy Mayor Sterling Loga.

National Nursing Week

National Nursing Week is being observed from May 8 to 14. Front, from left: Brenda Kinney, president of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick; Premier Brian Gallant; and Karen Frenette, president-elect of the association. Back, from left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

New Brunswickers are invited to observe Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month during May. From left: Julia Stewart, Multiple Sclerosis Society board member; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; and Kim and Jim Schnarr, co-chairs of the MS Walk.

Release of New Brunswick Family Plan report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges

The provincial government has released a report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges. The report stems from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. From left: Debbie McInnis, United Way; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Kristen Barnes, Canadian Mental Health Association; Paul Toner, United Way; and Premier Brian Gallant.

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Annie Boucher LeBlanc, a cancer survivor and volunteer at Bladder Cancer Canada; and Premier Brian Gallant.

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 ...