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.
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.
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.
Price reduced on four new generic drugs:Rosuvastatin to treat high cholesterol;Pantoprazole to treat gastrointestinal conditions;Citalopram to treat depression; and Simvastatin to treat high cholesterol.
Canada-wide program encourages physicians and patients to discuss unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures and the benefits of evidence-based care.