Free dental care for all makes an awful lot of sense, writes Brandon Doucet, a fourth-year dentistry student at Dalhousie.
At least eleven men and women have died prematurely in Nova Scotia prisons and jails since July 2011. We talk with prison activist Martha Paynter to understand these shocking numbers.
News release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh feels positive about today’s announcement on pharmacare from the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
Imagine being 28-years-old and not being able to decide what you are going to eat for dinner—or breakfast or lunch. Imagine having to live with people who scare or threaten you. Imagine living down a hallway from someone who sexually assaulted you, and you are told not to make a fuss. All this can and does happen to people with severe physical disabilities who must live in nursing homes in Nova Scotia. Judy Haiven on the need for community living options for people with severe physical disabilities.
At present, few housing options exist for Nova Scotian’s with severe physical disabilities. In order to receive round-the-clock care, people with severe physical disabilities are forced to move into a nursing home if they cannot afford to live independently.
News release: Today, CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE 8920 acute care workers launched a new radio to bring attention to broken promises made by Premier Stephen McNeil when he moved the provincial system to a single health care authority.
“Like most everybody else, at one time I never gave a thought to living with chronic pain. I knew nothing about navigating the world of WCB, of modified work duties, of never going back to the person I was before the injury.” Barbara Carter continues to share her experiences of chronic pain and all that it entails.
An open letter from two parents in desperate need of supports for their Autistic son. “I have chosen to put this in your lap. You are the minister of Health. Something has to be done for my family and many others who silently suffer daily with little to zero help.”
Media release: CUPE Nova Scotia is calling on the McNeil government to immediately increase funding to all publicly-funded long-term care facilities, so they reach a minimum staff funding of 4.1 hours of care per resident each day.
Letter by Nan McFadgen, president of CUPE Nova Scotia, on the continuing crisis in long term care in our province. “I am frustrated that government does not hear our voices. Recruitment and retention continue to get worse in long term care. Would you be attracted to a profession where you are underpaid, undervalued, understaffed and underfunded?”