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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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Hellish health-care happenings

There have been two outrageous Maritime health care stories break this week. Both are about systemic abuse. One of a Moncton man in pain, the other of such outrageous disregard of privacy to rate the charge of interfering with human … Continue reading

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How FAST is health care?

This is Stroke Awareness Month. The Heart and Stroke Foundation are running ads to raise awareness to recognize when someone is having a stroke and to act quickly. The campaign acronym is FAST: F – is the face drooping? A … Continue reading

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More money, a question

A regular reader wrote to say that a vice president at Annapolis Valley District Health Authority who is a director in the new merged health scheme is continuing to draw a vice president’s salary vs a director’s pay. This is … Continue reading

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