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Questioning the costs and care of CCCs

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is advertising for health care professionals to join the collaborative care practices. Is this a real request or a public relations move to mute some of the Auditor General’s criticisms about the NSHA’s secrecy, lack … Continue reading

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A bigger bomb for Kings County medicine

In a Facebook discussion about the post A Medical Bomb Drops in Kings County, a contributor who supplies the medical sector, listed the doctors leaving the county. Janet Knox, who worked for years in Berwick and Kentville, would know these physicians … Continue reading

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Rev up recruitment

Nova Scotia’s Auditor General, Michael Pickup, revealed the shocking news that a physician recruitment plan for the province wasn’t put in place until the spring of 2017! Further, he said that the recruitment efforts of the Nova Scotia Health Authority … Continue reading

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A medical bomb drops in Kings County

A medical bomb has been dropped on the people of Kings County. In October, a doctor in New Minas closed his practice. In November patients of two Kentville doctors learned that that practice was closing at year’s end. One of … Continue reading

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Compromised accreditation?

Is the hospital accreditation process compromised by coercion? In Nova Scotia our health authorities traditionally cherry-pick the results to build a story that everything is fine and our system is maintaining national standards. But these same health executives ignore results … Continue reading

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Launching a regional solution for PTSD centre of excellence

A clinical psychologist in Halifax, Dr. John Whalen, is calling for a PTSD centre to be established to service Atlantic Canada. Dr. Whalen would like to see a facility open in Halifax. Reading headlines from around the region, PTSD seems … Continue reading

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Slow ambulances nothing new

The news today is slow off-loading of ambulance patients at major hospitals in Halifax. The provincial requirement is for patients delivered to hospital in an ambulance be off-loaded within 20 minutes 90 percent of the time. Halifax’s failure to meet … Continue reading

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