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February 2, 2015
Community Health Board Wellness Funds presented at ceremony honouring Ed Bowden

January 28, 2015
Visitor restrictions in place at the Aberdeen Hospital

December 16, 2014
Municipal governments sign funding agreement for hospital redevelopment project

December 1, 2014
Laboratory Reagent Recall Prompts Patient Notification

April 17, 2014
Province Announces Transition Lead to Reorganize District Health Authorities

April 16, 2014
Health authority receives accreditation designation from Accreditation Canada

February 19, 2014
Municipalities release report on alcohol use in Pictou County

February 14, 2014
Community Health Board Wellness Funds presented at ceremony honouring Ed Bowden

January 30, 2014
Research project assesses palliative care knowledge among diverse communities

January 6, 2014
Pictou County Health Authority temporarily closes Aberdeen Hospital operating rooms

November 20, 2013
Pictou County Health Authority notifies inpatients of privacy violation

September 9, 2013
Dr. Ryan Sommers Named Medical Officer of Health for Northern Nova Scotia

June 18, 2013
Northumberland Unit Veterans to Receive Home–cooked Meals

April 15, 2013
Recommendations to improve veterans' dining experience to be implemented

March 1, 2013
Pictou County Health Authority successfully recruiting physicians

February 15, 2013
Community Health Board Wellness Funds presented at ceremony honouring Ed Bowden

February 4, 2013
Aberdeen Hospital Emergency Department introduces primary triage

January 18, 2013
Pictou County first Emergency Department Built for Better Care Sooner Plan

January 17, 2013
Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Request for Proposals Issued

March 18, 2012
New drug raising concerns in northern Nova Scotia communities

March 1, 2012
Province, District Health Authorities Move Forward on Merged Services

February 17, 2012
Additional Bargaining Begins: District Health Authorities Exchange Proposals with CUPE

February 15, 2012
Wellness Funds presented at ceremony honouring Ed Bowden

February 8, 2012
Health Authorities and the IWK Health Centre Taking Common Approach to Collective Bargaining in 2012

January 18, 2012
Demolition of Aberdeen Professional Centre in final stage

December 7, 2011
DHAs and IWK select six administrative services for further reviews

November 10, 2011
Demolition of Aberdeen Professional Centre resumes

September 30, 2011
Ernst & Young win bid to find efficiencies in administration and support services in the district health authorities and IWK Health Centre

September 23, 2011
Demolition preparations for the Aberdeen Professional Centre now underway

July 20, 2011
DHAs issue request for review of health care administrative and support services

May 31, 2011
Aberdeen Hospital reopens following evacuation

April 1, 2011
Health authority participates in national accreditation survey

March 3, 2011
PCHA now offering Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program

January 21, 2011
Wellness Funds to be presented at ceremony honouring Ed Bowden

January 19, 2011
Health Authorities and the IWK Health Centre Select Single Group Purchasing Organization

January 10, 2011
Passport to Health community health fair returns

January 7, 2011
Integrated stroke services officially launched

November 20, 2010
Pictou County Health Authority named one of Nova Scotia's Top Employers

November 4, 2010
Colon Cancer Prevention Program Expands to Pictou County

September 29, 2010
Auxiliary helps make Aberdeen Hospital a better place

September 14, 2010
Pharmacist enjoys having a positive impact on patient health

September 8, 2010
Elective surgeries cancelled due to equipment failure

August 26, 2010
High school students given opportunity to explore health care careers

August 10, 2010
Ticks Established in Pictou County

July 23, 2010
Telehealth network supports patient care close to home

April 23, 2010
PCHA celebrates National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

March 12, 2010
PCHA doing its part to help the environment

February 26, 2010
2010 Mobile 3 Breast Screening Schedule Starts March 29

Januay 29, 2010
Employers Welcome Result of CUPE Ratification Vote

January 15, 2010
PCHA continues to plan for possible strike

December 23, 2009
PCHA prepares for possible CUPE labour disruption

December 23, 2009
PCHA concludes H1N1 public immunization clinics

December 2, 2009
PCHA Media Advisory - Return to regular visitor policy

December 1, 2009
PCHA to immunize high school students

November 22, 2009
PCHA closes flu assessment centre

November 20, 2009
PCHA schedules additional H1N1 immunization clinics

November 17, 2009
PCHA schedules additional H1N1 immunization clinics

November 16, 2009
People with flu-like symptoms should use Flu Assessment Centre

November 13, 2009
Media Advisory re Pandemic Response

November 10, 2009
PCHA schedules additional H1N1 immunization clinics and extends hours of flu assessment centre

November 5, 2009
PCHA immunization clinics for expanded high risk groups

November 3, 2009
PCHA schedules additional H1N1 immunization clinics for high risk groups only

November 3, 2009
PCHA H1N1 Influenza Assessment Centre hours extended

October 31, 2009
PCHA schedules H1N1 immunization clinics for high risk groups only

October 30, 2009
H1N1 Influenza Assessment Centre opens in New Glasgow

October 22, 2009
PCHA plans H1N1 and seasonal flu immunization clinics

September 25, 2009
Improving Wait Times for Surgical Patients (Social Media Release)

September 18, 2009
PCHA investigates incident between contracted employee and patient

July 30, 2009
Results of recent environmental testing at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital and Shiretown Nursing Home

July 13, 2009
PCHA commits to making quality of worklife a priority

July 6, 2009
Green space to benefit residents, tenants and staff

June 22, 2009
Mental health resource library for parents and teens now available

June 4, 2009
Environmental assessment reveals contaminated soil

April 20, 2009
Organ and tissue donations help save lives

April 15, 2009
Nursing skills event provides learning opportunities

March 26, 2009
New Hope’s new location enhances client program

March 24, 2009
Imagine a generation of Pictou County residents living well

March 12, 2009
Research council aims to enhance quality of health care

March 12, 2009
PCHA CEO profiled as health care leader

February 17, 2009
Community health boards fund $62,000 for healthy projects

February 6, 2009
New Graduate Promise Program eases transition from school to workplace

January 26, 2009
PCHA announces appointment of VP Human Resources

January 26, 2009
Health authority makes doctor recruitment a priority

January 15, 2009
Health report card grades health of Pictou County

December 15, 2008
New Clinic to Improve Health Care Access

December 8, 2008
Medical students to train in Pictou County

December 4, 2008
Aberdeen Hospital Official opening for helipad and parking lot expansion

November 26, 2008
Agencies Benefit from Surplus Items

October 20, 2008
Aberdeen Hospital parking lot expansion complete

August 22, 2008
Aberdeen Hospital parking lot expansion gets underway

May 29 , 2008
PCHA responds to theft of computer device

May 06 , 2008
PCHA clarifies media report on WCB Pilot Project

January 17, 2008
Province Accepts All Health System Review Recommendations

November 09, 2007
Consultations underway on Healthy 2020 - Pictou County

October 05, 2007
Family doctor recruitment priority for Pictou County Health Authority

September 28, 2007
Work begins on new health care plan for Pictou County

September 26, 2007
Creating a Local Food Guide for Pictou County

September 26, 2007
New Directory for Seniors Services in Pictou County

September 26, 2007
Project to educate about mental illnesses

May 22, 2007
World's Youngest Teachers Are Honoured

May 21, 2007
Celebrating Roots Of Empathy in Pictou County

February 26, 2007
Wellness Funds awarded to community groups

February 01 , 2007
MRI unit opens at Aberdeen Hospital

November 01, 2006
CUPE and NSAHO reach tentative agreement

October 29, 2006
Notice to Public re: potential CUPE strike

October 29, 2006
PCHA prepares for potential CUPE strike

September 12, 2006
Local schools support new school food policy

June 28, 2006
Breast cancer support group launches calendar

May 8, 2006
DHA's no affiliation with activity books

May 8, 2006
Pictou County Health Authority recognized for leading practices

March 29, 2006
Province Announces New Health Equipment for Pictou County Area

February 3, 2006
Fire temporarily shuts down OR at Aberdeen Hospital

January 12, 2006
Palliative care unit officially opened

December 6, 2005
PCHA appoints new chief executive officer

November 8, 2005
Orthopaedic surgeon and nurses travel to Pakistan for medical mission

October 12, 2005
New board members appointed

August 24, 2005
PCHA interim CEO appointed

August 23, 2005
PCHA board initiates change in management direction

May 25, 2005
Aberdeen Hospital introduces new patient meal service

April 27, 2005
Community-based adult and pediatric occupational therapy services available in Pictou County

December 13, 2004
Pictou County Health Authority receives approval for MRI

November 22, 2004
PCHA accepts report's recommendations

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