Tag Archives: Janet Knox

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 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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Who to trust?

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has trouble communicating what they’re doing. Auditor General Michael Pickup made that point in the fall. It’s worth remembering that in 2011 former Auditor General Jacques Lapointe, having studied the problems with the cost overruns … 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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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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