Election 2021: Post COVID-19 recovery

Election 2021: Post COVID-19 recovery

Doctors Nova Scotia believes that physicians and other system partners must work together to create solutions for health-care issues. We believe we are Stronger. Together. Post-COVID-19 recovery is one of three priorities Doctors Nova Scotia will discuss with 2021 election candidates.


Doctors Nova Scotia representatives will meet with candidates to inform them about and influence change on post-COVID-19 recovery:

Post-COVID-19 recovery

Nova Scotia has led the country with a strong COVID-19 response for the past 16 months. The provincial government and all health-system partners have worked together to leverage new opportunities and solutions to deliver care to Nova Scotians. Now, we have an opportunity to harness this momentum and use the strength and agility that brought us through the pandemic to help our health system recover. We need to take that systems approach and the lessons we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to build a better system.

Nova Scotia has about 3,600 physicians, 15,000 nurses and many more allied health-care providers who all have lessons to share from their COVID-19 experiences. The system should take the time it needs to mine those ideas and put them to work.

Other priorities

Physician recruitment and retention

All system partners must work together to ensure our province offers competitive compensation, healthy practice environments and community support. Learn more

Revitalizing primary care

Our province must strike a Primary Care Task Force to create a shared vision and plan for primary health care in Nova Scotia. Learn more

What can you do?

Talk with local candidates on these important health care priorities. The candidates will want to hear directly from physicians as community leaders. Personal contact is the most effective form of communication.

Read the health care platforms for the three main political parties before meeting with candidates:

Resources to support your advocacy

Doctors Nova Scotia believes that physicians and other system partners must work together to create solutions for health-care issues. We believe we are Stronger. Together. Post-COVID-19 recovery is one of three priorities Doctors Nova Scotia will discuss with 2021 election candidates.

Contact

Katie Mallam
Director, policy and physician wellness initiatives
902-481-4919
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4919