Monthly Archives: March 2017

Failing figures for hip and knee replacements

The Canadian Institute for Health Information released its latest annual wait-times report. Supposedly Nova Scotia has improved over the last five years on wait times for five priority procedures: hip replacement, knee replacement, hip fracture repair, cataract surgery and radiation therapy. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hip-knee-replacement-wait-times-1.4044037Continue reading

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Fresh blood

Officially, no one seems to know how many Nova Scotians are without access to a family doctor. Dr. Lynne Harrigan, VP Medicine for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) recently suggested that 25,000 people could be without a doctor. Those … Continue reading

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