30 Apr Health Advocates to Rally at Liberal AGM

Halifax (April 30/15) Health care advocates will rally outside the location of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s annual general meeting to voice their concerns about the further privatization of home support services. Patients, concerned citizens, and health professionals are gathering to confront the Liberals, calling on them to protect care and care givers. Advocates will be joined by civil servants and others who are displeased by the recent provincial budget. What: A rally protesting  further privatization of home care services, and cuts to public and social services to vulnerable populations. Who: Nova Scotians concerned about the future of public health care including health...

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10 Feb Release: NS Could Eliminate Ambulance Fees for $9.7m

Sign the petition!  http://chn.ge/1CQO9tn   For immediate release Nova Scotia Could Eliminate Ambulance Fees for $9.7 million: 1 in 4 Atlantic Canadians Deterred by Cost Halifax, NS –The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is calling for the province to eliminate ambulance fees entirely, a move they say would cost only $9.7 million per year and lead to longer term savings. Further evidence for this long overdue step comes from a recent investigation by CBC’s The Marketplace which has found that 19% of Canadians are deterred from using ambulances due to their cost. In Atlantic Canada, that figure increases to 23%. “No one should have to pay to...

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25 Sep Press Conference Sept 29th, 1pm

Biggest Threat to Medicare - Dr. Day Legal Case Patients and public health care advocates call for care based on need, not ability to pay, as private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day and the province of British Columbia seek a settlement outside of the court to a constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care. Lawyer Steven Shrybman, counsel for the interveners BC Health Coalition and Canadian Doctors for Medicare, will be available via Skype for a high level briefing and update on the case.   What: Update and high level briefing on the court challenge to public health care Where: 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS When: Monday September...

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17 Jun Press Release: Doctors, Community Members File Complaint against College of Physicians

Halifax, N.S. – Doctors and supporters of public health care held an information picket Tuesday morning at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Protestors gathered in front of the Bayers Road office to pass out leaflets and to file a formal complaint against the College. The picket was organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network in response to the College’s recent decision to prepare to regulate private health care. “As a doctor, I’m deeply concerned by the college’s direction” said Timothy Bood, an emergency room physician and member of the Health Network. “Decades of research has...

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16 Jun Media Advisory: June 17th: Doctors, Supporters Picket College of Physicians

Photo opportunity: Doctors, community members to picket NS College of Physicians & Surgeons, file formal complaint Halifax, NS – Doctors, health workers and community members are outraged that the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons is preparing to accept and regulate private health care. At their recent annual general meeting, the College announced that is preparing for private delivery as part of its strategic direction. Public health supporters are concerned by the move; by trying to regulate privatization, the College is deeming private clinics safe when decades of research show otherwise. It also accepts and legitimizes the role of private clinics,...

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28 Mar Advisory – National Day of Action in 43 Communities Launches Health Accord Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, NS. – On Monday, March 31, 43 communities across Canada are sounding the alarm that public health care is under attack. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding events in Halifax and Bridgewater as part of a national day of action to launch a campaign for new a Health Accord. The rallies will take place at noon and at Victoria Park in Halifax, and in front of MP Gerald Keddy’s office in Bridgewater. The Health Accord is an agreement between the provinces, territories and federal government. It provides stable federal funding and sets national standards and...

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