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Pandemic politics and long-term care

I haven’t been posting during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic because we needed to have a single focus to deal with the virus and rebuild the economy. Now that we are crawling back to health I shall be more … Continue reading

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COVID-19 survivor story

Each day during this pandemic we are bombarded with numbers. We start and end the day with the number of people who have tested positive for the virus, how many are hospitalized, and how many have died. We hear about … Continue reading

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A series of questionable bills from Valley Regional Hospital needs investigation

It has happened to us. Rick Anscomb’s experience with Valley Regional Hospital happened to us. A February 20th Herald article “Man was in no state to sign NSHA document, wife says” tells how Anscomb of Kingston suffered a stroke, was … Continue reading

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Long-term care investment critical to healthy health care

When one government does something that’s on them. When successive governments adopt the same policy we have to consider the influence of bureaucrats and sector advisors vs political philosophy. Based on that supposition I have come to question the advice … Continue reading

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There should be no football tax on health care

The proposal to bring a professional football team and stadium to Halifax raises many questions. Since the proponents of the stadium want the Province to contribute money and concessions on ownership of former federal lands, it’s fair for people outside … Continue reading

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The NSHA needs more executive cuts

The Nova Scotia Health Authority announced some paring of their executive ranks, but it isn’t enough. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/ns-health-authority-cuts-vp-positions-pledges-to-give-local-zones-more-power-380091/ The article says three vice president positions have been cut. Whether those former vice presidents go or stay in some other capacity isn’t enough. … Continue reading

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A system held together by tape

The state of Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville illustrates the frustrations the public have with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, government and the state of provincial health care. Valley Regional Hospital is one of the province’s newer facilities. It’s a … Continue reading

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How safe is our drug supply?

A Facebook – and real world – friend just alerted me to this article, which details how the U.S. drug supply has been outsourced to China. This is a surprise to him, me and all our Facebook friends. Is this … Continue reading

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The misallocation of Nova Scotia ambulances

Once again Nova Scotia’s ambulance service is in the headlines. This time a widow is questioning whether the response time – which appears non-existent – contributed to her husband’s death. Problems with our ambulance system are an on-going issue which … Continue reading

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Dementia misdiagnosis?

I don’t normally write about medical treatments. There are so many websites of dubious background and knowledge promoting cures or mis-informed warnings based on little more than some celebrity musing. Then there are the coffee shop experts who usually know … Continue reading

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