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More than $7 million invested to help address opioid abuse

The provincial and federal governments have signed a bilateral agreement worth more than $7 million under the federal government’s new Emergency Treatment Fund. From left: federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; and Health Minister Benoît Bourque.

New autism centre to be established in Kent County

A new community autism centre will be established in Bouctouche that will benefit residents of the Kent County area. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Angèle Collette, executive director of the Autism Resource Centre and Autism Kent; Premier Brian Gallant; and Bouctouche Mayor Roland Fougère.

New autism centre to be established in Edmundston region

A new community autism centre will be established in Edmundston. From left: Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Nathalie Sirois-Caron, director of Centre de ressources en autisme du Nord-Ouest; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Ten new family doctors coming to Fredericton over the next two years

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. Back row, from left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman, Dr. Matthew Vandenberg, Dr. Justin Parker, Dr. Kyle McCann and Dr. Dharm Singh, president of New Brunswick Medical Society. Front row, from left: Dr. Kara ...

Framework for a palliative care strategy unveiled

The framework for a palliative care strategy in New Brunswick was unveiled today in Fredericton. From left: Dr. Grlica Bolesnikov, New Brunswick Cancer Network's acting director of operations; Anne McTiernan-Gamble, executive director of the Canadian Cancer Society – New Brunswick; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and Dr. Renée Turcotte, president of the New Brunswick Hospice and Palliative Care ...

April is Oral Health Month

New Brunswickers are reminded during Oral Health Month that good oral health is directly linked to general overall health. From left: Dr. Bob Hatheway, president of the New Brunswick Dental Society; and Health Minister Benoît Bourque.

Expansion of Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision Program begins April 1

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. From left: Dr. Brian Dalrymple, optometrist; and Health Minister Benoît Bourque.

Province’s Family Medicine Model adds team in Saint John

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. From left: Dr. Tracey Gallant; Dr. Keith Wilson; Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Dr. Lyndsey MacDonald; Dr. Joshua Tracey and Julie Sinclair, RN.

Investment to accelerate adoption of electronic medical record system

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. From left: Mark Wies, assistant deputy minister of Policy, Planning, Medicare and Pharmaceutical Services, Department of Health; Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Dr. Dharm Singh, president of the New Brunswick Medical ...

National suicide prevention demonstration project to be launched in province’s northwest

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. From left: Michel Rodrigue, vice-president of organizational performance and public affairs at the commission; Rino Lang, regional director of addiction and mental health services at Vitalité Health Network; Louise Bradley, president and ...

Six nurse practitioners to be added to health-care system to reduce wait times

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. From left: Jennifer Whitehead of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Kate Sheppard of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick; nurse practitioner Raelyn Lagacé; Nicole Labrie ...

Investment of $3 million to increase surgical capacity, reduce wait times

The provincial government is investing $3 million to help reduce the number of people waiting for orthopedic surgery in the Greater Moncton area. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Dr. Paul Goobie, medical director of surgical services for the Moncton area, Horizon Health Network; Sharon Smyth-Okana, regional director for surgical services, Vitalité Health Network; and Premier ...

Premier unveils multi-year plan to reduce wait times in health care

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. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight; Dr. Édouard Hendriks, vice-president of medical, academic and research affairs at Horizon Health Network; Gallant; and deputy premier Stephen Horsman.

First team begins work under province’s new Family Medicine model

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. From left: Andrew MacLean, director of Family Medicine New Brunswick, New Brunswick Medical Society; Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Dr. Naomi White; Dr. Kristen Brown; Dr. Stéphane ...

Agreement signed with federal government to improve health-care services

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. In photo, seated: federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Health Minister Benoît Bourque. Standing, Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty.

Naloxone kits to be available in New Brunswick

The provincial government is introducing a naloxone kit program. From left: Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health; Matthew Smith, executive director of AIDS New Brunswick; and Health Minister Benoît Bourque.

Improved access to physicians in Greater Moncton region and province

A total of 93 new physicians have been hired in the Moncton region since September 2014. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Dr. Yasser Hayat; Premier Brian Gallant; Dr. Caroline Sheitoyan Pesant; and Finance Minister Cathy Rogers.

Investment in pediatric and obstetrical services at Edmundston Regional Hospital

The provincial government is investing about $2 million to create a mother and child care unit at the Edmundston Regional Hospital. From left: Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Gisèle Beaulieu, vice-president of performance, quality and corporate services for Vitalité Health Network; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard and Premier Brian Gallant.

Legislation concerning cannabis control and drug-impaired driving

Legislation to be introduced this week aims to help protect New Brunswickers, particularly youth, from harm associated with cannabis use. Participating in the announcement were Health Minister Benoît Bourque, left, and Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry.

Midwives now accepting clients in Fredericton

The first registered midwives introduced into the province’s health-care system have started accepting clients in the Fredericton region. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Ashley Kaye and Melissa Langlais, midwives, Horizon Health Network; Bronwyn Davies, director of primary care for Horizon Health Network; and Geri Geldart, vice-president clinical of Horizon Health Network.