Monthly Archives: January 2017

NSHA admits missed deadlines

CBC reports that the province’s plans to staff collaborative care clinics has hit a snag. The problem is timing. Dr. Lynne Harrigan, Vice-President of Medicine for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says the program is delayed because they missed … Continue reading

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Are medical wait lists real?

Are medical wait times real? I know people wait for care and treatment, but outside of orthopedics, how many of the wait times are created by old-style thinking that clogs the system? We assume that wait times are due to … Continue reading

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Expanded 8-1-1 service under new contract

Since the introduction of Nova Scotia’s 8-1-1 non-medical emergency call service, US-based McKesson Corporation has held the contract. Some members of Nova Scotia’s medical community have complained that the original contract earned the out-of-country company more money per patient call … Continue reading

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Once again, a new dialysis unit

Today I think of the late Newfoundland industrialist Craig Dobbin. Dobbin founded a number of construction and real estate companies, as well as Canadian Helicopters Company, which was second only to the US military in terms of helicopter ownership, as … Continue reading

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The VG and the problem with mega projects

An on-going concern in Nova Scotia, most recently expressed by multiple letters to editors, is the cost, timeframe and wisdom of tearing down the VG complex and replacing it with new buildings. More and more, Nova Scotians are questioning if … Continue reading

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