Pandemic showed need for national physician licence, doctors argue

Dr. Monika Dutt was just adjusting to her new role as the medical officer of health for the central and western parts of Newfoundland and Labrador when COVID-19 reached the province. As the... Read more »

She wants to be a nurse, but a 94% average wasn’t enough to get into program

Abby Poffenroth spent her high school years focused on one thing: becoming a nurse. When she graduated this past spring with a 94 per cent average, Poffenroth never imagined she wouldn’t make the cut... Read more »

Help wanted: Nova Scotia has more than 2,100 health-care vacancies

A new office dedicated to hiring health-care workers in Nova Scotia needs to take immediate action to address employees who feel overworked and undervalued if it hopes to fill hundreds of vacancies, say... Read more »

Doctor wait-list nears 78,000 as N.S. government gets to work on health-care promises

Colin Heighton had been in the waiting room for eight hours when he couldn’t take it anymore. It was early September and he was violently ill. He had a fever and was constantly throwing... Read more »

Dr. Strang answers questions about Nova Scotia’s cautious approach to the pandemic

Nova Scotia announced this week that it would delay entering Phase 5 of its reopening plan until Oct. 4 following a spike in new COVID-19 cases. That date coincides with the province’s proof-of-vaccination... Read more »