Posted May 24, 2019

Staffing Shortages Are Not The Only Challenge Facing Health Care

Health care is easily the most complex and most politically charged arm of the provincial government. Nova Scotia has challenges in the adequacy of human resources and how they are organized.
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The health care system in Nova Scotia is staffed by skilled health professionals who give timely care to patients, most of the time. Most of the time is of course not good enough.
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Last week’s article on nurse practitioners prompted diverse responses. Most of them were enthusiastic, but a couple were decidedly dissatisfied.

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A change to the Nursing Act, consolidating regulation and oversight of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, received widespread support—with one exception.

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Released last week, Canada’s Changing Climate Report continues the parade of releases documenting in ever greater detail the expected impacts of climate change.

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