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January 15, 2021

MLA hopeful changes coming for program attracting doctors, nurses to rural Nova Scotia

Global News

Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie, the president of Doctors Nova Scotia and a rural physician, says rural emergency department closures are the result of complex challenges with recruitment and retention.

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December 27, 2020

In this pandemic year, the number of Nova Scotians waiting for a family doctor has grown

CBC News

In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in so many systems, it should come as no surprise that Nova Scotia has been finding it more difficult to match prospective patients to primary care practices.

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December 9, 2020

New lab booking procedure draws criticism, highlights antiquated technology

Welland Tribune

GUYSBOROUGH – “My concerns go right back to the lab in general; with COVID we have issues,” said Alison Myers, pharmacist and owner of Guysborough PharmaChoice, about the notification issued at the end of November describing changes to blood collection services at St. Martha’s Regional, Eastern Memorial, Guysborough Memorial and St. Mary’s Memorial hospitals.

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