Monthly Archives: February 2016

What the medical events registry doesn’t report

Nova Scotia’s medical events registry, which is health care’s report card to the public, has such substantial gaps in it that many health failures don’t qualify as reportable events. Nova Scotia allows for six reporting categories: surgical events product or … Continue reading

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Valley hospice not a priority

I have long complained about the inaction concerning construction of a hospice in the Valley. In the 17 years since it was announced in 2000, it hasn’t provided any care, just the opportunity for teas, luncheons and self-congratulatory feel-good stories … Continue reading

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HR creates staffing backlog

It’s been suggested that some of the staffing backlogs in our health care system originate in the Human Resources department.  I have heard stories of staff giving HR several months’ notice of their impending retirement. Instead of acting immediately, jobs … Continue reading

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