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New centres of excellence offer students career experience in health and entrepreneurship

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is launching two new centres of excellence to give students the opportunity to interact with experts and gain valuable career experience in entrepreneurship, health care and social work. From left: centre of excellence for energy lead Adam Trider; centre of excellence for health lead Daneen Dymond; centre of excellence for entrepreneurship lead ...

Funding agreement with UNB targets nursing shortage

The provincial government has entered into a 10-year funding agreement with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to encourage increased enrolment in the bachelor of nursing program and reward the university for graduating nurses. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Dr. John Dornan, president and CEO of Horizon Health Network; Health Minister Dorothy Shephard; Petra Hauf, ...

Funding agreement with Université de Moncton targets nursing shortage

The provincial government has entered into a 10-year funding agreement with the Université de Moncton to encourage increased enrolment in the bachelor of nursing program and reward the university for graduating nurses. From left: Gilles Roy, vice-president of academic and research; Denis Prud’homme, president and vice-chancellor; Frédéric Huppé-Gourgues acting dean of the faculty of health sciences and community services; Glen ...

Public health lab announced

A new provincial public health lab will be constructed within the existing Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Centre to enhance public health monitoring, investigation and mitigation. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard, right, spoke with laboratory staff at the announcement.

Hospitalization seven-day average trending down

A chart was released today showing the COVID-19 hospitalization trends. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is trending down from a week ago, while the number of cases in intensive care units remains roughly the same.

First five- to 11-year-olds vaccinated in province

The first five- to 11-year-old children received the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine today as clinics began across the province. Six-year-old Max Corman of Fredericton was the first New Brunswick child to receive the vaccine, which was administered by nurse Louise Smith.

Pilot project to be launched to help reduce substance use by young people

The provincial government will launch a five-year pilot project starting next fall in several communities to help prevent substance use among young people. As part of the health plan, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said an overdose prevention site has already been identified at ENSEMBLE’s existing location in Moncton and is expected to be in operation by the end of the ...

New intensive care unit under construction in Fredericton

Work is progressing on construction of a new intensive care unit at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green and New Maryland-Sunbury MLA Jeff Carr recently toured the site. From left: Green, Shephard, Carr (back) and Scott Morrison, Director Infrastructure Projects, Horizon Health Network.

New provincial health plan to address long surgical wait times and implement new patient care model.

A successful model of standardized care for surgical patients first introduced at the Chaleur Regional Hospital will be implemented in additional hospitals next year. In photo, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. James Wagg, Orthopaedic Surgeon, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John.

Health plan includes initiatives to create a connected system

The provincial government is developing an integrated health system to ensure New Brunswickers have access to timelier and improved care. From left: Health Minister Dorothy Shephard; Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain; and Dr. Richard Garceau, microbiologist-infectiologist at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

Provincial health plan details services to help seniors stay in their homes

New initiatives that will help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible are included in the new provincial health-care plan, Stabilizing Health Care: An Urgent Call to Action. From left: Health Minister Dorothy Shephard; Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch; Amanda Betts, owner/operator of Autumn Lee Retirement Home and resident Betty Lloyd.

New health plan outlines path to greater access to primary care services

Patients without a family doctor or nurse practitioner will soon have access to a new primary care network to make sure they have access to primary care services. From left: Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Darren Martin, family physician and member of the Moncton Hospital family medicine department.

Rates of new cases and hospitalizations continue to be highest among unvaccinated

The weekly chart, showing the rates of cases and hospitalizations per 100,000 New Brunswickers based on their vaccination status, was released today. The risk of getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized remains far higher among those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated compared to those who are fully vaccinated.

New nurse practitioner clinic opens in Fredericton

A new nurse practitioner clinic aimed at removing New Brunswickers from the wait list for a primary care provider is now officially open in Fredericton. From left: Fredericton-York MLA Ryan Cullins; Dustin Clark, Horizon Health Network; and Michael Clarke, nurse practitioner.

New nurse practitioner clinic opens in Saint John

A new nurse practitioner clinic aimed at removing New Brunswickers from the wait list for a primary care provider is now officially open in Saint John. From left: Jocelyn Beaudoin, nurse practitioner; Health Minister Dorothy Shephard; and Lindsay Munn, licensed practical nurse.