Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stepping up for change

For those who may have missed this news, Friday evening the leader of the provincial Liberal Party, Stephen McNeil, announced a reduction in the number of health care authorities is now one of their party’s goals. Reducing administration will free … Continue reading

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Capital Health’s poor performance

I am glad that the strike at Capital Health has been averted, but I am mad as hell that it had to go down to the final minutes. I wish I could believe that it had to play out this … Continue reading

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Capital Health’s strike threat

I am sick about the potential strike of health care workers in Capital Health. However, I don’t think we can legislate away people’s rights because they do something they’re entitled to do, but which we don’t like. That’s not good … Continue reading

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An example of inconvenience

On Monday I ran into three people in different parts of the province with psoriasis. Their frustration seems to embody the problems with our health care system. One man is a federal employee in a highly sensitive position. For him … Continue reading

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Public compensation disclosure update

For all of you who have been asking about health administrators’ pay rates, I have reread the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act which was given Royal Assent on December 10, 2010. I see that the Act has yet another out. … Continue reading

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The people speak

Until recently the public have sat quietly on the sidelines stifling their displeasure with the health care system. At most we would grumble to friends over coffee at Tim Horton’s. But now the system is so flawed that the floodgates … Continue reading

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Our hellish history of hospital construction

As Nova Scotia struggles to service a $13-billion public debt, we should worry that the Finance and Health Ministers will find money to fund a new expansion of the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. It sounds heretical to suggest new … Continue reading

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