Monthly Archives: October 2017

Compromised accreditation?

Is the hospital accreditation process compromised by coercion? In Nova Scotia our health authorities traditionally cherry-pick the results to build a story that everything is fine and our system is maintaining national standards. But these same health executives ignore results … Continue reading

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Launching a regional solution for PTSD centre of excellence

A clinical psychologist in Halifax, Dr. John Whalen, is calling for a PTSD centre to be established to service Atlantic Canada. Dr. Whalen would like to see a facility open in Halifax. Reading headlines from around the region, PTSD seems … Continue reading

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Slow ambulances nothing new

The news today is slow off-loading of ambulance patients at major hospitals in Halifax. The provincial requirement is for patients delivered to hospital in an ambulance be off-loaded within 20 minutes 90 percent of the time. Halifax’s failure to meet … Continue reading

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Impediments to practice

We’ve learned that Nova Scotia’s doctors are feeling burnout and stress at greater numbers than ever. This has long been known, but was made “official” with the release of a Doctors Nova Scotia study in September. Nova Scotia’s doctor shortage … Continue reading

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