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  • 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.

  • A grey basket full of vegetables

    Provincial Government Providing Funding to Improve Access to Nutritious Food

    May 2024

    The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, announced today approximately $220,000 in funding to Food First Newfoundland and Labrador to support improved access to nutritious foods for residents throughout the province.

  • Contracts Awarded for Urgent Care Centres for Northeast Avalon

    April 2024

    Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, announced that two urgent care centres will open in the St. John’s metro region. The new urgent care centres will create more timely access to urgent care and reduce strain on emergency departments.

  • Health care professionals stacking hands together

    Provincial Government and Association of Allied Health Professionals Sign Collective Agreement

    April 2024

    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is today announcing that a collective agreement has been signed with the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP). This collective agreement represents more than 750 vital health care professionals working in all areas of the health care system in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Premier Furey, Teara Freake, and Mayor Goosney pose for a picture under an NL Health Services sign that reads Future Site of Deer Lake Regional Health Center

    Site Announced for New Deer Lake Regional Health Centre

    April 2024

    A building will be constructed within the new development between the Trans-Canada Highway and Humber River in Deer Lake and become the Deer Lake Regional Health Centre and home to the family care team servicing the Humber Valley-White Bay area.

  • The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, the Honourable Mark Holland, and the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey sitting at a table. Ministers Hutchings and Holland smile for a photo while Premier Furey signs the document.

    Provincial and Federal Governments Sign Bilateral Agreement to Improve Health Care Over Three Years

    April 2024

    Today, the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Canada’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced a bilateral agreement to invest almost $256 million to improve health care access and services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Close up of hands of a medical professional typing on a laptop with a depiction of a checked and signed document floating off the screen

    Provincial Government Releases Personal Health Information Act Report

    April 2024

    The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, announced today that the second statutory review of the Personal Health Information Act is complete.

  • Health care professionals stacking hands together

    Provincial Government Highlights Ratified Collective Agreement with Association of Allied Health Professionals

    February 2024

    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce that the tentative collective agreement with the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP) has been ratified. The Association represents over 750 vital health care professionals working in all areas of the health care system in Newfoundland and Labrador.