11 Feb FACT CHECK: 5% Cut to Hospitals
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.