Government is providing better access to medications by adding five new drugs to the provincial formulary. The new medications will assist in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis,osteoprosis, epilepsy and asthma.
Leanne Demeulenaere, a RN in Unit 3 at the QEH, was recently the recipient of the 2013 Marjorie E. Vessey Award. The annual awardis presented to an individual nurse at the QEH who has contributed significantly to nursing care at the hospital. The award was created by and in honour of Marjorie Vessey, a long-time nurse at the QEH and leader in the nursing community.
A new Catastrophic Drug Program will be introduced this fall to assist Islanders whose prescription drug costs are affecting their householdís ability to maintain life essentials.
Eligible Islanders can now receive a Medication Review through local pharmacists at no cost to patients under the Provincial Pharmacare Program.
An addition of 55 new long term care beds will help improve access to long term care in Island communities.