Vet­er­ans to get stress in­jury clinic in Hal­i­fax area in the fall: min­is­ter

Cape Breton Post - - ADVICE / PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Min­is­ter Erin O’Toole says for­mer mil­i­tary and RCMP mem­bers will have ac­cess to ex­panded men­tal health and sup­port ser­vices in the Hal­i­fax area. To­day O’Toole an­nounced to­day the fed­eral gov­ern­ment re­mains com­mit­ted to an agree­ment signed in May with the Nova Sco­tia Health Au­thor­ity to es­tab­lish an op­er­a­tional stress in­jury clinic in Oc­to­ber. The fa­cil­ity would pro­vide as­sess­ment, di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment ser­vices. The fed­eral depart­ment says it is hir­ing 45 new em­ploy­ees in the Hal­i­fax area by the end of March 2016 in­clud­ing 13 case man­agers and 26 dis­abil­ity ben­e­fits staff. On Thurs­day, O’Toole an­nounced 61 new hir­ings in Char­lot­te­town by the end of next March. Vet­er­ans Af­fairs says it will fill 309 po­si­tions across the coun­try by 2020.

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