Monthly Archives: January 2013

Orthopedic wait list about to grow a year longer

Health care in Nova Scotia seems to talk out of both sides of its mouth. On the one hand we hear how hard the system is working to reduce wait times. Then you learn something that bears no relationship to … Continue reading

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Bulk drug purchases: why so long, why so few?

On Friday nine provinces and all territories announced a plan, starting April 1st, to make bulk purchases of six drugs. They estimate purchasing in bulk will save $100 million a year. This was an idea first announced by the … Continue reading

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More wait-time failures

Friday’s Chronicle Herald carried yet another article on this province’s health care failures. This time it’s about long wait times for x-rays and blood tests. The article says, “Wait times in Nova Scotia for procedures such as MRIs and CT … Continue reading

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And the shoe drops…

Just when we think Nova Scotian health authorities can’t abuse our trust any more, we get another example of questionable management. This article tells us that Nova Scotians are on the hook for $1.4 million in losses from the four … Continue reading

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