Monthly Archives: July 2012

Innovative health care: enough with the studies

A media report leading up to this week’s Halifax gathering of provincial premiers for their Council of the Federation meeting said one of the issues for discussion was a working group to study “innovation in health care.”   Sadly, “innovation” … Continue reading

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More voices for mergers

In a rather shocking move – shocking because it is bold, decisive and swift – Halifax city council took action to meet budgetary pressures by firing nine fire service managers. I don’t take pleasure in people losing their jobs, but … Continue reading

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Another voice for administrative mergers

The current issue of Healthedition.com carries comments David Ganong made earlier in July about merging health authorities. Ganong is CEO of the St. Stephen-based candy makers, Ganong Chocolates. He is also a former director of Air Canada and member of … Continue reading

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A budgetary fart

On the Nova Scotia Department Health and Wellness website is a page briefly summarizing the accumulated savings from merging four service areas of the 10 separate health authorities we have in this province. http://www.gov.ns.ca/DHW/publications/Health_Merging_of_Admin_Services.pdf The first four merged areas (general … Continue reading

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