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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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More medical incarcerations

News that some patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital haven’t been discharged because of a lack of community resources seems a throw back to Dickensian era where people were locked up and the key thrown away for being perceived … Continue reading

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More deadly failures of care

The lead story in today’s Chronicle Heraldis heart-breaking and infuriating. http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1570575-‘the-wound-was-the-size-of-your-fist’ There should be no using the bullshit privacy defense for such an egregious failure of care. Those people paid to deliver the care, paid to supervise it and manage … Continue reading

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More meaningless sounds from the NSHA

The one thing the Nova Scotia Health Authority excels at is making comforting sounds. And why not, they have a public relations army in their employ. It’s ironic because their response to any query is to throw up the patient … Continue reading

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Lax leadership at the NSHA

Once again we have dynamic proof of the lax “leadership” of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. I use the word “leadership” loosely. I don’t mean to imply vision, inspiration or success in the role, merely referencing those at the top … Continue reading

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NS Health tries to reinvent the wheel

For several weeks the CBC have been reporting about the successful doctor recruitment program exercised by Nanaimo, B.C. and Goderich, Ontario. Both communities have sold doctors on the idea of living and working in each place. Both communities made their … Continue reading

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Problems off-loading ambulances continue…

Poor public memory contributes to poor health care. The news this evening was of long delays in off-loading patients at Halifax hospitals. On Monday there were 17 ambulances backed up at the Halifax Infirmary emergency department. One waited up to … Continue reading

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