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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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What cost comfort?

This week the leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party, Gary Burrill, called on Premier Stephen McNeil to apologize for the $250,000 purchase of furniture for the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s executive offices. I understand the outrage, but it’s … Continue reading

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Health care’s five-and-seven year timelines

Access to a family physician is always a hot topic in Nova Scotia. It heated up in October when the struggles the community of Weymouth had in recruiting a doctor became more public. For the first time in 150 years … Continue reading

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No memory, no change

Health care in Canada will never become what Canadians think it is until we get beyond the headline du jour and hold executives accountable for their continued failure to perform and reform. This summer CBC radio had Toronto chef Joshna … 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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