04 Sep Media Release: Health Network Announces 11 Steps to Best Health System in Canada

For Immediate Release: Halifax, NS -The Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network launched a 12-point platform for protecting, strengthening, and extending public health care in Nova Scotia. Each item is a cost-saving or low-cost item which will make public health care work better and provide better care for Nova Scotians. The Network is calling on all parties to “steal” these ideas in their election platforms. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” says James Hutt, provincial coordinator of the Health Network. “To improve the health care system, expand services that help communities thrive and keep people healthy in the...

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16 Aug MEDIA RELEASE: NS Health Network Applauds NDP’s Commitment to Children’s Health

August 16, 2013, MEDIA RELEASE:   Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network Applauds NDP’s Commitment to Children’s Health. Halifax, NS - The Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network applauds the Nova Scotia New Democrat’s announcement today that it will expand dental coverage yearly up to age 17. Coming on the heels of an April announcement that increased the age to 12 and under, this later change will increasing the age of coverage incrementally over 4 years until all children 17 and under are covered. “This is a major victory” said Lee Seymour, Chair of the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network. “Oral health is...

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24 Jul 25/7/13 Media Release: Photo OPP – Public Health Care is on the Line

July 25/13 - MEDIA RELEASE   Public Health Care is on the Line   Halifax, NS - The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is displaying a visual representation of what's at stake for public health care in Nova Scotia, outside the IWK Hospital on University Avenue, at 12pm. The 2004 Health Accord has nearly expired and the premiers have not yet signed a Health Accord for 2014. The display is timed to coincide with the Council of the Federation meetings in Niagara on the Lake, where Canada's premiers are currently meeting. The Health Network is urging the premiers to discuss the 2014 Health Accord at length and take...

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12 Jun 6/12 Media Release: Health Network Applauds SRS Coverage and Calls to Remove Remaining Barriers

Halifax, NS - The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network applauds the NS government’s decision to cover sex reassignment surgery (SRS). We congratulate the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), Trans*form Health Care, and all other allies who have worked diligently to secure the rights to healthcare for everyone.  Furthermore, we call upon the Nova Scotia government remove all remaining barriers to receiving SRS. “Access to these procedures will mean a lot to transgender Nova Scotians, who have long had to make the tough choice of paying out of pocket, moving to another province, or simply not getting surgery,” says James...

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05 Apr 4/5 Media Release: Health Network Welcomes New Budget: Still Much More to Be Done for Public Health Care

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network is pleased with the provincial budget tabled yesterday in the legislature. The government has provided funding for key initiatives to give Nova Scotians better public health care. Universal dental care was extended for children from age 10 to 13, insulin pumps will be funded for children aged 19 and under, there are new funds for an eating disorders program at the IWK in Halifax, and the budget expands mental health funding.
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