New Contract Ratified
Doctors will receive $135 million over four years
Doctors Nova Scotia says creative short-term solutions will be needed, and a new contract with the province may help facilitate that, but the long-term has to be the end-game.
"We simply don't have enough physicians in the province," said Doctors Nova Scotia President Kevin Chapman. "You know, it's much better getting your care in the nursing home than to go to the emergency room."
After years of waiting, the three-storey expansion at the Dartmouth General Hospital is set to officially open Tuesday and those who will work in the new space are invested in more ways than one.
Every full-time physician at the hospital has donated to the Dartmouth, N.S., hospital foundation's fundraising campaign. Combined, the 85 doctors have committed to giving $660,000 to pay for some of the equipment that they will soon be using.
Digesting the deal for the doctors... now that a new agreement has been reached between the province and physicians, Gary Ernest, President of Doctors Nova Scotia, outlines the arrangement, and what it will mean for your healthcare.