Supporting children with complex needs
Enhanced services will include pediatric occupational and physiotherapy, school therapy service, orthoptics, speech language pathology and audiology, and preschool autism assessments.
Government will be investing $3.75 million over five years to increase and enhance services to children with complex health needs.
Province welcomes new full-time dermatologist
Dermatology deals with conditions involving a person's hair, skin and nails.
Dr. Catherine Boivin will be moving to Prince Edward Island and will complete the physician complement in dermatology. Dr. Boivin will begin seeing patients in January 2015.
New physician for West Prince
Dr. Declan Fox will be joining the complement of physicians in the West Prince region basing his full time practice at the Tignish Health Center, beginning October 1.
Active at School partnership launched
Premier Robert Ghiz (right), two-time Olympic Gold Medallist Heather Moyse (center) and Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie try their hand at some pushups.
The Province of Prince Edward Island and Canadian Tire are partnering on Active at School, an initiative to encourage physical activity in Island students before, during and after school.
Province improving access to hearing tests for Islanders
Beginning in October of this year, audiologists with Masters level training will be able to bill the health system directly, significantly reducing financial barriers to audiology services and providing more efficient access for Islanders.
An expansion of the role of private audiologists will provide Islanders with better access to procedures such as hearing tests.