Health Care


St. John’s man fears mother-in-law will be sent away to hospital

A St. John's man is calling for change in the health care system. He fears is mother-in-law will be sent to a hospital away...

Family outraged after man dies while waiting for medical tests

The son of a man who died while on a waiting list for medical testing is speaking out. Patrick Guilfoyle is blaming the government...

Minister seeks review of cardiac care after national report on death rates

The Health Sciences Centre didn't fare very well in a national report on cardiac care. It has prompted Health Minister John Haggie to call...

Ches Crosbie wants ‘intensive discussion’ about physician pay to cut health costs

PC leadership Ches Crosbie wants to have an "intensive discussion" with doctors about the way they get paid. Health care is the biggest part...

Doctors urge people to cut down sugar with ‘Count Your Cubes’

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association is urging people to cut down on sugar. On Friday, a panel of health professionals unveiled "Count Your...

Rules tightening for prescription of narcotics

The rules are tightening up for the prescription of narcotics. That means changes are coming at doctors' offices. NTV's Colleen Lewis reports.

Government changing flu shot policy to avoid MCP billings

The government faced questions Wednesday about the availability of flu shots. MCP will no longer reimburse doctors who provide flu shots and that had...

No plans to amalgamate health boards in provincial budget

A few years ago, the province amalgamated its English-language school boards in an effort to save money. But Health Minister John Haggie says there...

Government defends cuts to health care management

Another show has fallen in the government's mission to reduce spending. This time almost 100 management and administrative positions have been cut from the...

Province cuts 93 executive positions from health authorities

The provincial government has announced more job cuts ahead of the provincial budget. Health Minister John Haggie says there will be a net reduction of...