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New addictions transition unit opens April 28
Mount Herbert Addictions Facility
The new 10-bed addictions transition unit is within the provincial addictions facility

Clients will now be admitted directly from inpatient withdrawal (detox) rather than wait for service which will reduce the drop-out rate. The four-week rehabilitation and relapse-prevention program will be offered by a social worker, addictions counsellor and addiction workers.

Go!PEI launches new run/walk program for youth
Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie, MLA Bush Dumville and students from West Royalty Elementary School participate in a go!PEI run/walk club for youth
Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie, MLA Bush Dumville and students from West Royalty Elementary School participate in a go!PEI run/walk club for youth.

A new walk/run club for kids, youth and teens is being launched by go!PEI to provide Island children with a fun, free and non-competitive program that supports more physical activity in their day.

Health services improves for West Prince residents
Western Hospital
Western Hospital opened the Collaborative Emergency Centre November

The province's Better Access, Better Care initiative restored 24-hour emergency service to Western Hospital and added two nurse practitioners freeing family physicians to add almost 800 patient appointments compared to last year.

Generic drug savings improves access to fair drug prices
Generic drugs
Province expects to save $250,000 in drug costs

Price reduced on four new generic drugs:Rosuvastatin to treat high cholesterol;Pantoprazole to treat gastrointestinal conditions;Citalopram to treat depression; and Simvastatin to treat high cholesterol.

Health and Wellness supports Choosing Wisely Canada initiative
Patient with Doctor
Medical Society of Prince Edward Island is part of Choosing Wisely Canada

Canada-wide program encourages physicians and patients to discuss unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures and the benefits of evidence-based care.

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