Tag Archives: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Knox needs to explain herself

Janet Knox needs to explain herself. In a province that has an acute shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, why does Knox constantly squander surgeons? Situations like that of Dr. Jeannie MacGillivray, who when facing burn out found … Continue reading

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Would you work for the NSHA?

Would you work for the Nova Scotia Health Authority? Doctors Nova Scotia have issued a position paper on the value of family physicians. It is an unprecedented paper. The fact that the organization which represents family physicians felt the need … Continue reading

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Time to reorganize the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Directly behind Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, at the entrance to the executive parking lot sits Pioneer House. It is 100 metres from the back of the VRH and 50 metres from the hospital maintenance department. Pioneer House, the VRH … 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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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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Oh good grief!

Oh good grief. Jean Laroche of the CBC reports that a facility for those with mental health issues, Simpson Landing, sits half-empty. Simpson Landing has an abundance of beds, yet we keep hearing of a “quiet crisis” in the delivery … 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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