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New front-line positions improve mental health and addiction services
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Islanders struggling with addictions will find it easier to access the services and support they need.

An addictions patient navigator and outreach social worker have already been hired, a complex case coordinator will be hired soon.These positions will ensure clients receive the most appropriate and effective care.

April 16 is National Advance Care Planning Day
adults talking
End-of-life care is an important conversation to have with loved ones

Islanders are encouraged to talk to their loved ones about their values, wishes and beliefs regarding end-of-life care.Public sessions about developing an advance care plan will be held in Charlottetown on April 23 and in Summerside on April 30.

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.

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