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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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More doctor losses

Four months ago the walk-in clinic in New Minas posted a notice that they were no longer accepting walk-in patients. A month ago they announced the impending closure of the walk-in clinic. The clinic has closed. These signs are in … Continue reading

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A new low in the politicalization of health care

On the morning of June 28, 2019 the Province of Nova Scotia sank to a new low in the politicalization of health care. The Minister of Health announced that as of July 1st the government will cover breast augmentation surgery for … Continue reading

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Why is the NSHA recruiting for positions in Kenya?

Why, I wonder, is the Nova Scotia Health Authority hiring people to work in Nairobi, Kenya? The NSHA can’t find people to work in Nova Scotia, so why would they be staffing overseas? And this is not hiring staff overseas, … Continue reading

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Absent policy cruel for seniors

A front page article, “Keeping couples apart ‘cruel’” is sad for the family and an unnecessary situation. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/keeping-couples-apart-cruel-halifax-veteran-separated-from-wife-in-her-last-days-319112/ The desire for Mr. and Mrs. McCabe to spend their last years together is not unique. Nor is it the first time … Continue reading

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Physician recruitment doesn’t add up

Nova Scotia’s family physician recruitment plans don’t add up. The Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority don’t seem on the same page. The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s list of “career opportunities” suggest it seeks to hire family physicians on a … Continue reading

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