Health News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news.html Health News Releases Provincewide expansion of Flexible Assertive Community Treatment teams http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0779.html The provincial government is investing $6.4 million to expand the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams throughout New Brunswick. 2018061914:25:00 Food, environmental and portering services at hospitals will not be outsourced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0744.html The provincial government announced today that it is terminating the process to outsource food, environmental and portering services at hospitals. 2018061315:28:00 New committee to address recommendations for addiction and mental health services in correctional institutions http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0735.html The Department of Justice and Public Safety, in consultation with the Department of Health, plans to review and improve addiction and mental health services in provincial correctional institutions following the release of a report by Auditor General Kim MacPherson. 2018061213:21:00 Launch of cannabis public awareness and education campaign http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0719.html A new public education and awareness campaign providing New Brunswickers information on the risks of using cannabis and on how to make an informed decision was launched today. 2018061110:50:00 Public advised of potential health risks of blue-green algae http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0705.html The public is advised to be aware of the potential health risks posed by some algal blooms in lakes and other bodies of water. 2018060814:42:00 Shellfish safety http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0668.html New Brunswickers are being advised to properly handle and cook shellfish to avoid food-borne illness. 2018060115:30:00 Heat alert and response system http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.06.0664.html Heat event surveillance started across the province this week. If needed, alerts will be issued through the Heat Alert and Response System to inform New Brunswickers and community response partners when a heat event is coming. 2018060112:04:00 New Brunswickers reminded of the dangers of carbon monoxide http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0648.html New Brunswickers without power due to recent flooding are reminded not to use generators indoors because it can create a deadly gas known as carbon monoxide. 2018053010:19:00 Perth-Andover hospital upgrades nearing completion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0629.html Construction of a new essential services building is nearing completion at the Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital in Perth-Andover. The project is part of a $7.65-million investment to restore, preserve and protect critical infrastructure at the hospital. 2018052514:47:00 New autism centre to be established in Kent County http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0599.html A new community autism centre will be established in Bouctouche that will benefit residents of the Kent County area. 2018052211:15:00 New autism centre to be established in Edmundston region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0594.html A new community autism centre will be established in Edmundston. 2018051912:57:00 Water monitoring protocol expanded to eight provincial park beaches http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0587.html A water monitoring protocol that is in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality is being expanded to eight provincial park beaches for the upcoming swimming season. 2018051812:00:00 Water quality of waterways impacted by flooding will return to normal http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0586.html The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is not recommending extra water testing or other types of assessments in response to the extensive flooding of New Brunswick’s river system. 2018051811:49:00 Wild, edible plants exposed to floodwater may be unsafe http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0556.html The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, released the following statement today to clarify health messaging related to wild, edible plants exposed to floodwater: 2018051416:25:00 Ten new family doctors coming to Fredericton over the next two years http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0530.html Ten new family doctors will work in Fredericton under the Family Medicine New Brunswick model, a program intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family doctors. 2018051013:43:00 Mental Health Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0519.html The provincial government and the Canadian Mental Health Association are asking New Brunswickers to Get Loud about what mental health really is, and to use the hashtag #GetLoud on social media during Mental Health Week, May 7-13. 2018050808:23:00 New specialized medical education program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.05.0504.html A delocalized francophone residency program in psychiatry will be established through the collaboration of the provincial government, the psychiatry department of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, the Université de Sherbrooke and the New Brunswick Francophone Medical Education Program. 2018050416:33:00 Funding support to Hospice Fredericton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0465.html The provincial government is investing in a two-year agreement with Hospice House, a residential hospice facility in Fredericton. 2018042912:51:00 Caution urged regarding drinking water and food supplies during and after floods http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0456.html Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell is reminding New Brunswickers to be cautious with their drinking water and food supplies when cleaning up during and following flooding in their homes and area. 2018042716:49:00 Release of the final report and recommendations on water quality at Parlee Beach http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0424.html The provincial government released the steering committee’s final report and recommendations on Parlee Beach water quality today. The report indicates that throughout the 2017 season, the water quality was very good 95 per cent of the time and for about 99 per cent of the 1,452 samples taken and analyzed. 2018042014:24:00 Statement on Ambulance New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0420.html The following statement was released today by Health Minister Benoît Bourque. 2018041914:17:00 Framework for a palliative care strategy unveiled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0417.html The framework for a palliative care strategy in New Brunswick was unveiled today in Fredericton. 2018041910:07:00 REVISED / Twenty five new specialists to be added to health-care system to reduce wait times http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0399.html Twenty-five new specialists will be added to the provincial health-care system. Recruitment will begin immediately with a goal of filling all positions this fiscal year. 2018041310:46:00 Government invests $1 million to expand screening for colon cancers across the province http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0379.html The provincial government is investing $1 million to expand screening for colon cancer across the province. 2018041014:19:00 New chief medical officer of health http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0362.html New Brunswick’s new chief medical officer of health was announced today by Health Minister Benoît Bourque. 2018040610:40:00 Further investment in Chaleur Regional Hospital addition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0359.html The provincial government is investing $23.1 million from the 2018-19 capital budget to continue construction of a five-storey addition at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. 2018040514:50:00 New home for midwifery clinic opens in Fredericton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0356.html The official opening of the midwife services demonstration site in Fredericton took place today. 2018040512:02:00 Advanced care paramedic pilot program enhanced and expanded http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.04.0347.html The provincial government is transforming the advanced care paramedic pilot program by making three existing sites permanent and adding a new site. 2018040412:00:00 Insulin pump program will include young adults as of April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0337.html New Brunswick’s insulin pump program is expanding April 1 to include young adults up to 25 years old. 2018033012:47:00 April is Oral Health Month http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0334.html New Brunswickers are reminded during Oral Health Month that good oral health is directly linked to general overall health. 2018032913:33:00 Expansion of Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision Program begins April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0329.html Free eye exams and corrective glasses for all four-year-olds who are not covered by a public or private health insurance program begins April 1. 2018032816:04:00 Response to Child Death Review Committee recommendation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0317.html A response was issued today by Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell to the Feb. 15 recommendation from the Child Death Review Committee. The committee reviewed the unexpected death of a three-month old infant whose cause of death was likely asphyxia due to unsafe sleep situation. 2018032714:31:00 Province’s Family Medicine Model adds team in Saint John http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0316.html A group of six doctors in Saint John has become the second team to work under the Family Medicine New Brunswick model, a program intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family doctors. 2018032712:45:00 Youth mental health receives funding boost http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0311.html The provincial government and Medavie are providing funding in support of youth experiencing mental health challenges. 2018032613:51:00 Investment to accelerate adoption of electronic medical record system http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0303.html The provincial government is investing in a renewed partnership with the New Brunswick Medical Society to support and accelerate the adoption of the Provincial Electronic Medical Record system by doctors. 2018032313:13:00 National suicide prevention demonstration project to be launched in province’s northwest http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.03.0292.html The provincial government is partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Vitalité Health Network to launch a community suicide prevention project in northwestern New Brunswick. 2018032013:58:00 Six nurse practitioners to be added to health-care system to reduce wait times http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0219.html Six nurse practitioners will be added to the provincial health-care system to help ensure more New Brunswickers have access to a primary care professional and to support reduced wait times. 2018022811:35:00 Insulin pump program to be expanded http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0209.html The provincial government is expanding the program which helps diabetics purchase insulin pumps and supplies to include young adults up to 25 years old. 2018022613:40:00 Investment of $3 million to increase surgical capacity, reduce wait times http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0151.html The provincial government is investing $3 million to help reduce the number of people waiting for orthopedic surgery in the Greater Moncton area. 2018021212:19:00 Twenty-five new doctors to be added to New Brunswick’s health-care system to reduce wait times http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0140.html A total of 25 new family physicians will be added to the provincial health-care system to ensure more New Brunswick residents have access to a primary care physician and to support reduced wait times. 2018020912:04:00 Premier unveils multi-year plan to reduce wait times in health care http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0127.html Premier Brian Gallant outlined over $25 million in new targeted investments to fund a multi-year plan to reduce wait times in New Brunswick’s health-care system. 2018020611:39:00 Eliminating barriers to reproductive health http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.02.0109.html The number of publicly funded surgical abortions in the province is decreasing. 2018020109:57:00 Remove the stigma and talk about mental health http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.01.0102.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to talk about reducing the stigma around mental health. 2018013109:53:00 First team begins work under province’s new Family Medicine model http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.01.0057.html A group of four doctors in Oromocto has become the first team to work under a new Family Medicine New Brunswick model which is intended to provide patients with enhanced access to family physicians. 2018011611:44:00 Contracts for Extra-Mural Program services released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.01.0022.html The Department of Health has released two contracts related to the provision of Extra-Mural Program services. 2018010814:18:00 Change your life for the better by making 2018 the year you quit smoking http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1653.html Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. 2017122910:29:00 Pledge the gift of life this holiday season http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1636.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to register as an organ and tissue donor this holiday season and pledge the gift of life. 2017122115:13:00 Stress management during the holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1633.html It is important to remember that, for many, the holidays can increase stress levels, affect mood and be challenging. This is especially true for those suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues. 2017122111:20:00 Numbers that can help during the holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1631.html The provincial government has a range of supports for people who need help during the holidays, and throughout the year. 2017122110:58:00 Alternatives to emergency rooms this holiday season http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1630.html The provincial government reminds New Brunswickers of the alternatives to emergency room visits as the holiday season approaches. 2017122110:45:00 2018061914:25:00