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Youth Recovery Centre will offer longer youth addiction treatment
Sean Morrison (right), Strength Program Manager, explains some of the features of the Province''s first Youth Recovery Centre to Minister of Health and Wellness, Doug Currie (left) and Health PEI CEO, Dr. Richard Wedge.
Sean Morrison (right), Strength Program Manager, explains some of the features of the Province's first Youth Recovery Centre to Minister of Health and Wellness, Doug Currie (left) and Health PEI CEO, Dr. Richard Wedge.

The Youth Recovery Centre will have 12 inpatient beds and offer 18 weeks of around-the-clock care, up from the existing six beds and eight-week day treatment program. Construction will be complete in April 2015.

Report ranks Prince Edward Island fourth in Canada on health status
Report ranks Prince Edward Island fourth in Canada on health status
A new report by the Conference Board of Canada gives Prince Edward Island an overall score of “B” when it comes to health status.

Islanders who are committed to improving health can take satisfaction from a new report that ranks PEI fourth in Canada on the health of its population.

Province to introduce new lifesaving hepatitis C strategy
Hepatitis C strategy
Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie and Dr. Lamont Sweet announce that Prince Edward Island will be the first province to introduce new, life-saving treatment for Hepatitis C.

The Government of Prince Edward Island is introducing a new hepatitis C management strategy that has the potential to save hundreds of lives and cure up to 70 percent of Islanders living with hepatitis C.

Team PEI flag-bearer announced for Canada Games opening ceremony
2015 Canada Winter Games
Minister Currie congratulates short track speed skater Carly Connell on being named Team PEI flag bearer for the 2015 Canada Winter Games opening ceremony.

2014 PEI Junior Athlete of the Year finalist and short track speed skater, Carly Connell, has been selected to carry the Prince Edward Island flag during the 2015 Canada Winter Games opening ceremony in Prince George, British Columbia.

Wellness strategy helping Islanders take steps toward better health
Wellness strategy
(L-R): Alexander MacKay; Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie; PEI wellness ambassador Heather Moyse; Lynn-Anne Hogan; Paul Chessman.

Prince Edward Island’s new wellness strategy will provide Islanders with more opportunity to improve their physical and mental health.

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