Health News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news.html Health News Releases 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. Fri, 20 April 2018 14:24:00 AST 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. Thu, 19 April 2018 14:17:00 AST 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. Thu, 19 April 2018 10:07:00 AST 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. Fri, 13 April 2018 10:46:00 AST 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. Tue, 10 April 2018 14:19:00 AST 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. Fri, 06 April 2018 10:40:00 AST 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. Thu, 05 April 2018 14:50:00 AST 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. Thu, 05 April 2018 12:02:00 AST 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. Wed, 04 April 2018 12:00:00 AST 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. Fri, 30 March 2018 12:47:00 AST 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. Thu, 29 March 2018 13:33:00 AST 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. Wed, 28 March 2018 16:04:00 AST 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. Tue, 27 March 2018 14:31:00 AST 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. Tue, 27 March 2018 12:45:00 AST 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. Mon, 26 March 2018 13:51:00 AST 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. Fri, 23 March 2018 13:13:00 AST 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. Tue, 20 March 2018 13:58:00 AST 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. Wed, 28 February 2018 11:35:00 AST 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. Mon, 26 February 2018 13:40:00 AST 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. Mon, 12 February 2018 12:19:00 AST 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. Fri, 09 February 2018 12:04:00 AST 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. Tue, 06 February 2018 11:39:00 AST 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. Thu, 01 February 2018 09:57:00 AST 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. Wed, 31 January 2018 09:53:00 AST 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. Tue, 16 January 2018 11:44:00 AST 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. Mon, 08 January 2018 14:18:00 AST 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. Fri, 29 December 2017 10:29:00 AST 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. Thu, 21 December 2017 15:13:00 AST 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. Thu, 21 December 2017 11:20:00 AST 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. Thu, 21 December 2017 10:58:00 AST 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. Thu, 21 December 2017 10:45:00 AST Food safety for the holiday season http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1623.html New Brunswickers are reminded to take a few, simple precautions when preparing meals during the holiday season to avoid food poisoning. Wed, 20 December 2017 11:06:00 AST Reach out to someone who may be alone during holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1611.html The holiday season is a joyous time for many people, but it can be difficult for others, especially seniors. Mon, 18 December 2017 08:46:00 AST Agreement signed with federal government to improve health-care services http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1607.html New Brunswick is the first province to sign an agreement that increases federal funding for home and community care, as well as services for mental health and addictions. Fri, 15 December 2017 09:04:00 AST Additional resources added to address opioid misuse http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.12.1546.html Additional resources are being added to the provincial government’s response to opioid misuse and overdose in New Brunswick. Fri, 01 December 2017 10:49:00 AST Naloxone kits to be available in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1529.html The provincial government is introducing a naloxone kit program. Wed, 29 November 2017 12:29:00 AST Warning about deadly street drug: carfentanil http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1502.html The acting chief medical officer of Health is warning the public about the deadly drug carfentanil. Fri, 24 November 2017 10:17:00 AST Improved access to physicians in Greater Moncton region and province http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1500.html A total of 93 new physicians have been hired in the Moncton region since September 2014. Thu, 23 November 2017 15:15:00 AST Improved access to physicians in Fredericton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1490.html A total of 74 new doctors have been hired in the Fredericton region since September 2014. Wed, 22 November 2017 12:13:00 AST Investment in pediatric and obstetrical services at Edmundston Regional Hospital http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1472.html The provincial government is investing about $2 million to create a mother and child care unit at the Edmundston Regional Hospital. Sun, 19 November 2017 13:51:00 AST Legislative framework concerning cannabis introduced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1445.html The provincial government’s legislative framework for recreational-use cannabis was introduced today in anticipation of the federal government legalizing such use by July 2018. Thu, 09 November 2017 11:34:00 AST Government to provide eye exams, corrective glasses for four-year-olds http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1440.html The provincial government will expand its Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision program to provide free eye exams and corrective glasses for all four-year-olds who are not covered by a public or private health insurance program. Wed, 08 November 2017 13:21:00 AST Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1433.html Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Tue, 07 November 2017 10:53:00 AST Legislation to be introduced on cannabis research and education http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1421.html Legislation will be introduced to establish a fund to support research and the development, implementation and delivery of education and awareness programs for harm reduction and the responsible use of cannabis for recreational purposes. Fri, 03 November 2017 11:07:00 AST Legal age for recreational cannabis announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.11.1411.html The provincial government announced today the legal age for the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis will be 19. Wed, 01 November 2017 12:27:00 AST Retail model for recreational cannabis announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.10.1374.html The provincial government announced today that NB Liquor will operate recreational cannabis retail operations in New Brunswick, through a subsidiary. Wed, 25 October 2017 09:13:00 AST Update / Air quality advisory http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.10.1368.html An air quality advisory issued by public health officials remains in place for the Oromocto area. Tue, 24 October 2017 12:20:00 AST Air quality advisory issued for Fredericton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.10.1365.html Smoke from a fire near Canadian Forces Base Gagetown could affect air quality in the surrounding areas. Mon, 23 October 2017 11:46:00 AST Province launches seasonal flu vaccination http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.10.1336.html The publicly funded seasonal flu vaccine is now available in the province. Mon, 16 October 2017 11:58:00 AST Midwives now accepting clients in Fredericton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2017.10.1330.html The first registered midwives introduced into the province’s health-care system have started accepting clients in the Fredericton region. Fri, 13 October 2017 13:17:00 AST Fri, 20 April 2018 14:24:00 AST