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Nothing new in senior care paper

  Tuesday an “expert panel” released a study into senior care in Nova Scotia. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/long-term-care-homes-in-nova-scotia-need-more-staff-expert-panel-recommends-275910/ Is there anything here we didn’t know? Nope. This situation has been the reality for the decade since my family first faced it and it … Continue reading

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Would you work for the NSHA?

Would you work for the Nova Scotia Health Authority? Doctors Nova Scotia have issued a position paper on the value of family physicians. It is an unprecedented paper. The fact that the organization which represents family physicians felt the need … Continue reading

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The real cost of private health care

On Boxing Day a friend, who is spending the winter in the United States, suffered a stroke. Fortunately, it was a mild event and she bounced back in less than three days. It was not the major episode an earlier … Continue reading

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Snooping in NSHA patient files

Earlier in November, Nova Scotia’s Privacy Commissioner, Catherine Tully, revealed that health officials had been caught “snooping” on 335 patient health records. This is such a serious invasion of privacy that it is a prosecutable offence. Tully’s annual report said … Continue reading

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Reopen the electronic records bid process

Paul Schneidereit has written a staggering investigative piece in The Chronicle Heraldabout the bid process for a new electronic health records system for Nova Scotia. Read it here: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/bid-process-stunning-management-of-multimillion-dollar-nova-scotia-health-records-contract-questioned-253235/ Schneidereit’s work raises enough questions to call for the current bid process … Continue reading

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NSHA show some compassion

As the world is fixated on the alleged sexual misdeeds of a nominee for the US Supreme Court it is worth thinking about this on a local level. Recently in Nova Scotia we heard from a young woman who went … Continue reading

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NSHA executive change

The unofficial news is that Dr. Lynne Harrigan is finished with the NSHA as of September 4th. Harrigan is vice-president, medicine and integrated health services for the NSHA. There has been no public announcement of Harrigan’s departure or replacement, nor is … Continue reading

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