Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nova Scotia health care: is management, not money, the real issue?

Last week the Minister of Health, Maureen MacDonald in announcing a three per cent cut in funding to provincial health care authorities directed they not cut patient care. That’s not a surprising request given the authorities handled this year’s funding … Continue reading

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Politics ahead of patients

Nova Scotia has determined it must cut health care spending in fiscal 2012-2013 by three percent. In making the announcement the Minister of Health, Maureen MacDonald, asked the province’s health care authorities not to cut patient care. On Monday, Premier … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – an invitation

I am profoundly thankful to the many people who have offered comments and allowed them to be posted on this blog. I am equally grateful to the many more people who shared stories they preferred be kept private. Sharing this … Continue reading

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NS Health Minister responds / CBC Info morning III

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 the Nova Scotia Health Minister Maureen MacDonald appeared on CBC Halifax’s Information Morning to address some of the comments I made on Monday. You can hear Minister MacDonald’s comments here: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2011/10/05/too-many-administrators/ Without commenting point-by-point, the Minister … Continue reading

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CBC Information Morning II

In response to my Monday appearance on CBC Halifax’s Information Morning, the CBC spoke with two health care authority presidents on Tuesday. Not surprisingly the presidents don’t feel they represent top-heavy administrations. The president of Annapolis Valley Health, Janet Knox, … Continue reading

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CBC Information Morning

For those who may have missed it, the podcast link to my appearance on CBC Halifax’s Information Morning on October 3rd, 2011 is here: http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/nsinfomorn_20111003_80125.mp3 I will be adding more to the site later this week.

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Health Care Compensation

A woman who follows this blog wrote to tell me that the Annapolis Valley Health Authority had given the “community of Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre” 11 days’ notice about changed hours at the clinic, starting October 3rd. The … Continue reading

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