Monthly Archives: February 2017

Hospital beds for stormed-stayed staff

On a sunny day like the ones we are experiencing in late February it seems odd to speak of stormy weather, but it’s still winter and who knows what kind of late winter or spring storms can hit? Working in … Continue reading

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Stop politicizing health care

Universal health care is so important that it is considered part of Canada’s national identity. It is the largest single expenditure of any government, consuming an average of 40 percent of provincial budgets. I launched this website when I did … Continue reading

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Winter care and rural care

This week I heard from someone who works in a provincial nursing home. I am told staff are worn out because fresh staff haven’t been to get to work and since many of those who worked through the blizzards haven’t … Continue reading

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What’s the storm plan?

The Maritime Weather Agency’s graphic is amusing and prophetic. While the province is basically closed, health care soldiers on. Hospitals can’t close, though non-emergency treatments are postponed. There’s a history of the Nova Scotia Jeep Club’s Severe Assistance Team generously … Continue reading

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Health care’s new demographic dilemma

Demography is the scientific study of human populations. According to best-selling demographer David Foot (his book, Boom, Bust & Echo was on the best seller list for over 100 weeks) demography is the key to understanding the past and forecasting … Continue reading

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