10 Jun Yarmouth Townhall Meeting on Changes to Homecare

The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Yarmouth on the future home care and inviting local participation. The sixth of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Monday, June 15th at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel. “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care they...

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10 Jun Valley Townhall Meeting on Changes to Home Care

  The Nova Scotia Health Citizens’ Health Care Network is holding a town hall meeting in Kingston on the future home care and inviting local participation. The seventh and final of a series of 7 town-hall meetings kicks off at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 16th at the Kingston Lions Club. “The government has proposed privatizing home care with absolutely no consultation” said James Hutt, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “We’ve launched this tour to bring people together to discuss how these changes will impact them and to think about what else the government should do to ensure patients get the care...

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27 Apr Job Posting: Outreach &and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Deadline for Applications:  May 12th, 2015 (or ongoing as required) About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network The Health Network is a coalition of community groups, organized labour, faith groups, women’s organizations, students, and individuals. Together, we create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care and come together to advocate for solutions that increase the health and wellness of everyone. 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 extending public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental...

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09 Apr Release: Revenues up, while Liberals decrease health spending on children and seniors

Halifax, NS – The provincial budget tabled today in the legislature reduced health spending to its lowest increase in years. The 2015/2016 budget increased expenditures for the Department of Health and Wellness by only 0.8%, even though revenues increased 3.8% beyond what was forecast. “Despite an increase in revenues, the Liberal government is cutting back on health care to seniors & children” said James Hutt, Provincial Co-ordinator for the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network. “We have over 3000 seniors waiting for continuing care services, yet they have refused to open new long term care beds. All seniors get is a pittance...

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27 Nov “A Prescription for Poverty” – Health Network Response to Broten Tax Review

Halifax, NS – Health advocates are ‘astounded’ by the recommendations of the just completed Nova Scotia tax review. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, a coalition of patients and health workers, called the recommendations  backward and unsafe. From the standpoint of health and the well-being of the most vulnerable sectors of the population, this is clearly bad policy ".” said Dr. Tim Bood, board member of the Health Network. “One of the biggest, if not the biggest indicator of health is income. So why would you cut taxes to the rich and implement a tax that hurts women and the...

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