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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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Gabrielle Horne speaks

Finally, Dr. Gabrielle Horne is speaking up about the hell Nova Scotia health care put her through. Her story is a warning to potential medical professionals thinking of working here as well as to Nova Scotians, about who to trust, … Continue reading

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The acute doctor deficit in Kings County should concern all Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s health care shortages are almost biblical: no room at the inn, or hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. Common-sense, backed up by research, says that having a family physician improves health. The physician-patient relationship means illnesses are caught earlier, … Continue reading

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