14 Oct Oct 14 – Media Release: 3% Cut to Hospitals

Friday, 14 October 2011

For Immediate Release

3% Hospital Cuts will be Devastating

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network condemns the provincial government’s proposal to cut hospital budgets by 3% in the coming fiscal year.

“Cutting hospital budgets by 3% will have devastating results for patients,” says Kyle Buott, Coordinator of the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network.  “Our hospitals have already had their budgets frozen, cuts will only make things worse.”

The Health Network urges the provincial government to look for new sources of revenue instead of cutting the vital public services Nova Scotians rely on everyday.

“You can’t cut your way to Better Care Sooner,” says Buott.  “Without investments in public health care we will see wait times increase, health care workers leave the province, and patient care suffer.”



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For more information please contact:
Kyle Buott
Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network
Work – (902) 406-9422
Cell – (902) 478-0239



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.