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    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Launches User-Friendly Application to Increase Access to Health Care

    July 2024

    The transformation of health care in Newfoundland and Labrador has reached another milestone as the Provincial Government and Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services expand digital services with the launch of the MyHealthNL app.

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    Memorial University Faculty of Medicine Expanding Seats for Newfoundland and Labrador Students

    July 2024

    Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine is expanding seats for Newfoundland and Labrador students as the undergraduate medical education program will increase to 85 seats from 80 seats in September 2024.

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    Recruitment and Retention Incentives Available for Retired Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

    July 2024

    The Provincial Government has reinstated a recruitment and retention incentive for retired registered nurses and nurse practitioners seeking to return to work or who are already employed by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services.

  • Older man driving a car with another person in the passenger seat

    Medicals for Senior Drivers Available Virtually

    July 2024

    The Department of Health and Community Services, in partnership with NL Health Services, is expanding the coverage for drivers’ medical examinations for eligible seniors to include exams performed through the Newfoundland and Labrador Virtual Care Program.

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    Site of Former Grace Hospital to Become Downtown Health and Well-Being Centre

    July 2024

    The site of the former Grace Hospital will become the site of the new Downtown Health and Well-Being Centre. The new centre will provide urgent care and primary care, including a family care team, for residents in the downtown St. John’s area. It will also provide outreach services to the Downtown Health Care Collaborative.

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    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Announces Program to Help Attract New Nurses to the Profession

    July 2024

    To complement ongoing recruitment activities, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is introducing a new tuition relief program for nursing students at select campuses.  For students entering nursing in September 2024, the new program will help attract interest in nursing programs and support students through tuition assistance as early as entry.

  • The front of two ambulances outside Paramedicine Station #1

    Provincial Road Ambulance Services Transitions to Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services

    July 2024

    The Provincial Government has reached the next phase of its provincial ambulance integration as Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services begins operations of all ambulance services provincewide. The move is based on a key recommendation of Health Accord NL to modernize the province’s health care system.

  • A medical provider guides a patient to a machine for a breast cancer screening

    Provincial Government to Lower Age for Recommended Breast Cancer Screening

    May 2024

    The Provincial Government is lowering the age for recommended breast screening from 50 to include women between the ages of 40 and 49. The decision is based on new national guidelines published by the Canadian Cancer Society following a review of evidence and consultation with breast cancer experts and people with lived experience.