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February 16, 2024

ER workers say they’re ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘distressed’

The Signal

Peter Hičo, a paramedic for the Capital District Health Authority, was feeling extreme “moral fatigue” while at the Halifax Infirmary on Feb. 13. Hičo said a person with a significant spinal condition left the emergency department after waiting six hours. “I just don’t have space for them. I don’t have time for them,” he said, of similar situations. “They are just leaving and you know it’s awfully wrong, but there is nothing you can do.”

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January 26, 2024

Data the key to solve public-private dilemma in health care, forum hears

The Signal

Doctors and community health members told an audience at a forum to discuss health-care delivery Thursday that more data is needed to properly understand the issues within our system.

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December 22, 2023

N.S. wait times, emergency department closures up in: accountability report

CTV News Atlantic

Nova Scotia’s accountability report(opens in a new tab) shows longer wait times at emergency departments, an increase in unplanned closures, and a notable drop in emergency department hours. The report covers the fiscal year from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

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