Friday, 11 February 2011
The government says they want to improve health care. Better care sooner, they say.
So why is the government planning to cut funding for hospitals? And what would a 5% cut over three years mean for our hospitals? See for yourself.
District Health Authorities Budgets
|District Health Authority||2010-2011 Budget Estimate||5% of 2010-2011 Budget|
|South Shore District Health Authority||$62.606 million||$3.13 million|
|Southwest Nova District Health Authority||$73.787 million||$3.69 million|
|Annapolis Valley District Health Authority||$101.460 million||$5.07 million|
|Colchester East Hants District Health Authority||$60.779 million||$3.04 million|
|Cumberland Health Authority||$48.968 million||$2.45 million|
|Pictou County Health Authority||$61.624 million||$3.08 million|
|Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority||$61.662 million||$3.08 million|
|Cape Breton District Health Authority||$231.743 million||$11.59 million|
|Capital District HealthAuthority||$663.027 million||$33.15 million|
|IWK Health Centre||$185.950 million||$9.30 million|
|TOTAL Proposed Cuts||$77.58 million over three years|
So tell us, how exactly would $77.58 million in cuts to hospitals deliver better care sooner?
About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network:
Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care
The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and advancing public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care and long-term and home care.
The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.
 Budget numbers from the 2010-2011 Supplementary Estimates. 5% calculations are our own.