Atlantic Drug Summit Sets Path for Regional Cooperation in Pharmacare
(L-R)Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Health and Community Service Steven Kent,New Brunswick Health Minister Victor Boudreau,Prince Edward Island Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie;Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness Leo Glavine.
Ministers of Health from all four Atlantic provinces gathered in Prince Edward Island for an Atlantic Summit on Healthcare and Drug Cost Sustainability.
Protect yourself, your family and the community: get the flu shot.
Everyone over the age of six months should get the flu shot every year, says Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie.
Expanding youth mental health and addiction services
(L-R): Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie; Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry; and Chief Mental Health and Addictions Officer Dr. Rhonda Matters.
New investments of $9 million over three years will help to ensure that Island youth can access enhanced mental health and addictions treatment here in Prince Edward Island.
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.