Province addresses barriers to abortion access
L-R: Paula Biggar, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Doug Currie, Minister of Health and Wellness.
The Government of Prince Edward Island is moving forward with its commitment to address barriers to abortion access.
Province calls for applications for $100,000 in wellness grants
L-R: Dr. Heather Morrison, her six-year-old son Henri Bader and Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie.
Islanders are encouraged to apply for new grants that improve wellness in their communities.
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.
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
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
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.