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Time to reorganize the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Directly behind Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, at the entrance to the executive parking lot sits Pioneer House. It is 100 metres from the back of the VRH and 50 metres from the hospital maintenance department. Pioneer House, the VRH … Continue reading

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New NSHA compensation numbers

As is tradition with Nova Scotia’s Public Sector Compensation Disclosure, the latest pay figures for bureaucrats are published in the middle of summer when it’s figured no one is paying attention. It’s the half-hearted, insincere attempt to comply with “accountability … Continue reading

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NSHA’s failed doctor recruitment

There’s a theory that numbers don’t lie. However, their interpretation can colour the message. Over the years, great minds have questioned numbers and facts used to promote an idea. In 1891 a letter writer penned, “It has been wittily remarked … Continue reading

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Unbearably hot hospitals

There’s more trouble at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Today we learned that the fan which powers the cooling system for the VG’s Intensive Care Unit broke. In the week since it broke staff had to jury-rig solutions, like … Continue reading

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Is separating seniors policy?

Once again some officious little turd at the Nova Scotia Health Authority is harassing the elderly. Today’s news is of the separation of Bryce and Hazel Gibson. They are a Halifax couple who met 85 years ago. Bryce is 95, … Continue reading

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NSHA hospital closures and rationalizations

Nova Scotia is closing two hospitals in Cape Breton. This is not a surprise. Doctors have been talking about it for some time. People should be braced for more closures or “rationalizations”. How these two closures go will determine how … Continue reading

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NSHA fudges the facts

Whenever the Nova Scotia Health Authority promotes an idea or cancels a service they crow that their decisions are “evidence based”. They don’t do anything without examining and studying it closely.  Their evidence-gathering process is so cumbersome that it pretty … Continue reading

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