Monthly Archives: September 2014

Health numbers don’t add up, how did we get so good so fast?

September media reports revisited the horrific case of the Nova Scotia woman who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy. By coincidence, the most recent episodes of CBC’s health program, White Coat, Black Art, discussed “after the errors”. (See links below) Last month … Continue reading

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Dying alone

In June, David Ratchford died alone in the Victoria General Hospital. It wasn’t that he was forgotten, but because a nurse refused to allow family members to sit quietly with him in what turned out to be his final hours. … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia health care transition: re-arranging the deck chairs

This item posted on NovaScotia.ca causes those who watch health care great despair: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20140910003 It claims to be an op ed by the Minister of Health. I pray it was written for him, not by him. It begins in precisely … Continue reading

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