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September 19, 2021

N.S. premier, health minister, to kick off provincewide tour on health care Monday

CTV News Atlantic

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. 

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September 17, 2021

THINKING OUT LOUD WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Doctor recruitment, retention and optimism


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.

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September 16, 2021

Doctors Nova Scotia applauds province's big changes to recruitment

CBC News

3 specialists in training recently given job offers after 15 months of back-and-forth with recruiters

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