Section of Family Doctors Council Election
Nominations for 10 vacancies are open from Sept. 13 to Oct. 5
Monday marks the kick-off of the Progressive Conservative's Speak Up for Healthcare tour across Nova Scotia where Premier Houston and his health minister will tour the province gathering feedback from front-line health care workers.
"We just want to make sure we’re really listening to opportunities that they see, challenges that are in front of them and I’m excited actually to tour the province and hear from them,” said Houston.
The crisis in health care came to a head this week with the cancellation of some surgeries in Nova Scotia. It's being blamed on a high number of emergency visits and admissions, combined with staffing pressures. The service reductions come amid nursing and ambulance shortages and tens of thousands of Nova Scotians without a family doctor.
3 specialists in training recently given job offers after 15 months of back-and-forth with recruiters