Day surgery and the mandatory ride home is a problem for poor people, as are mental health issues. In this letter anti-poverty advocate Kendall Worth offers excellent solutions to Health minister Randy Delorey.
Last Wednesday NDP MLA Claudia Chender announced plans to introduce legislation to establish “bubble zones” to prevent harassment of people seeking abortion services in Nova Scotia.
Long term care facilities in Nova Scotia have been subjected to budget cuts and government neglect. One way this manifests is in staff working shorthanded. unable to provide residents the full care they need and deserve. We talk with a long term care worker and CUPE activist who is raising the alarm.
“Like in law enforcement, criminal justice, housing, employment, education racism also plays a role in the healthcare system. How could it not be,” writes Raymond Sheppard. “To address disparities in healthcare, those involved in the delivery of healthcare must first acknowledge that discrimination and anti-Black racism in the system are real.”
“I’m sure the board is 100% nice people, but the evidence is that they fail at most things,” writes accessibility activist Gus Reed. How will they ever know what it is like being sick for a week while waiting for Access-a-Bus, to be without a family physician, to depend on public transportation, to live in a pharmacy desert?
Laura Slade talks with Megan Boudreau, who has vowed not to stop until abortion seekers are no longer harassed by demonstrators at the VG in Halifax. Boudreau tells her that she was “shocked to see the anti choice protesters out so often” and wonders how “such an open, cultural, and seemingly liberal community allows these anti choice protesters to harass people like this.”
Raymond Sheppard on a long wait with his sick grandson at the IWK ER. “I had concluded we were being overlooked and left at the back of the bus because of our ethnicity.”
News release: The ACE (Advocates for the Care of the Elderly) Team is very concerned that the government is not taking seriously the recently revealed requirements by some nursing homes for residents or would-be residents to have a doctor in order to stay in a nursing home or to be admitted.
We speak with Mayann Francis, former lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, about an incident at the Dartnouth General Hospital that caused her to file a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
After reading about Dr. Lynn Jones’ negative experience with staff in the QEII Emergency Department, Carol Millett wrote this letter to the Premier listing seven concrete actions that will begin to address the systemic racism many Black people face when accessing our health care system