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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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Public compensation reports, the health care story continues

In the movie The Jerk, Steve Martin’s character jumps for joy shouting, “The new phonebook is here! The new phonebook is here!” Pointing to page 73 where he is listed he says, “Things are going to start happening to me … Continue reading

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Is a total tear down the only option for the VG?

In a letter to the editor (Symptom of Neglect, Wednesday, September 30 http://thechronicleherald.ca/letters/1313939-voice-of-the-people-sept.-30-2015) WJ Phillips of Halifax asks if anyone had given consideration to gutting the VG rather than tearing it down and constructing a totally new building? It’s a … Continue reading

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Why aren’t ambulances included in universal care coverage?

CBC’s Marketplace has raised an interesting discussion on the cost of ambulance services in Canada. In an episode which aired on Friday, February 6th, Marketplace found a wide disparity in ambulance charges among the provinces. You can see more here: … Continue reading

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Health numbers don’t add up, how did we get so good so fast?

September media reports revisited the horrific case of the Nova Scotia woman who underwent an unnecessary mastectomy. By coincidence, the most recent episodes of CBC’s health program, White Coat, Black Art, discussed “after the errors”. (See links below) Last month … Continue reading

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Health care compensation numbers for 2014

It’s that time of year again when the new health care executive compensation numbers are made public. For some reason it takes four-and-a-half months for executive salary numbers to be confirmed by audit and publicly released. These people aren’t paid … Continue reading

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Health care: what’s in a name?

A CBC Information Morning interview on Tuesday, July 29 set me thinking of Shakespeare’s comment, “What’s in name? That which we call a rose
 by any other name would smell as sweet.” The interview was with Barbara Hall, Vice-President of … Continue reading

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