Province launches dementia-care action plan

The provincial government has launched a dementia-care action plan to help families and individuals living with the condition.

NTV’s Ben Cleary has more. 

Health care and rising cost of living top concern for seniors, advocate says

From access to health care, to the rising cost of living, the Seniors’ Advocate for Newfoundland and Labrador released a report today, outlining concerns and needs of seniors living in this province. Here’s NTV’s Beth Penney. 

Smith’s Ambulance taking province and health authority to court after contract termination

A private ambulance operator who recently had his contract terminated is crying foul tonight.

The owner of Smith’s Ambulance says government failed to follow proper protocol. He says any concerns should have been presented to him formally. Instead, he claims he was blindsided and now he’s taking taking the province and the health authority to court.

NTV’s Jodi Cooke has this report.

Province reports no new COVID deaths in previous two weeks

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new COVID deaths in the previous two weeks.

There were 16 new admissions to hospital during that period with two in critical care. The population is currently 22.1 per cent up to date on vaccinations.

Labrador woman shares struggles trying to get son into addictions treatment

A Labrador woman is sharing her struggles with trying to get her sone into an addictions treatment program. Now the government is facing calls to provide more support for people working on major project sites. NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

Premier announces new health clinic for Deer Lake

After bringing down a budget wth $3.9 billion for health care, Premier Andrew Furey was on the west coast Monday to announce a new clinic for Deer Lake. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

Province unveils bonuses for nurses and other workers in long-term care homes

The province unveiled more bonuses Monday to recruit and retain nurses and other workers in long-term care homes. NTV’s Marykate O’Neill reports.

Nurses’ Union disappointed in lack of new money for nurses in provincial budget

Government announced $3.9 billion dollars in health care spending in this week’s budget but no new money for nurses. The president of the Nurses’ Union says she’s not surprised. NTV’s David Salter has more.

Former nurses residence at Grace Hospital to be torn down this year

While the demolition of the former Grace Hospital Nursing Residence in St. John’s has been talked about for years, Budget 2023 shows there are plans to tear the building down this year. 

Ambulance services to be integrated as province sets new record for health spending in Budget 2023

Health care is the largest line item in any provincial budget, but today, the province upped the ante. While most of those investments are already announced, there is change on the horizon for ambulance operators. NTV’s Jodi Cooke has more in this report.

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