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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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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18 Apr Provincial Tour: Future of Homecare Meetings

The Future of Home Care: People or Profit? Join us for an interactive panel discussion on the proposed changes to home care         Day of Action: Wednedsay May 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/825228194218819/ Sydney -Tuesday, April 21, 7-9pm Legion Branch 128, 10 Wesley St, Whitney Pier, https://www.facebook.com/events/361838080683051/ Amherst - Thursday, April 30th6:30-8:30pmRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 47 Laplanche Road,https://www.facebook.com/events/449042711936855/Halifax - Monday, May 4th 6:30-8:30pm Linsdey Children's room, 2nd floor, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd https://www.facebook.com/events/936692993029437/   More events to come for Yarmouth, Liverpool and more. For more information email James at NSHealthCoalition.ca...

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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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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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