The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. COVID-19’s remorseless advance through the Northwood facility in Halifax this spring caused 53 deaths, and exposed gaps in a system which is supposed to protect our most vulnerable citizens. In the wake of those events, the province will spend $26 million over the next year, […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. On Monday, September 21, 2020, Health Minister Randy Delorey will … Well, he may unveil some part of some pre-selected, non-binding recommendations from a secret, penalty-of-six-months-in-prison-for-talking-about review his government-commissioned into the deaths of 53 residents at Northwood this spring. Some part? Delorey received the actual […]
Premier Stephen McNeil’s cabinet met Thursday and took questions from reporters afterward. Here’s what they talked about: Masks mandatory as of today Health Minister Randy Delorey was asked how his department intends to enforce a new policy requiring most adults and children over age 2 to wear a non-medical mask when they are inside public […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. On Thursday, my colleague Jennifer Henderson ventured where few of us would willingly dare to venture: into a post-cabinet-meeting virtual scrum where reporters got to sort-of ask meaningful questions, and physically distanced, reality-challenging government ministers got to respond with their usual baffling bafflegab. Thankfully, she […]
Jennifer Henderson attended the virtual post-cabinet meeting scrum Thursday, when government ministers take questions from reporters. Northwood Review: The premier and Health minister faced questions around the government’s choice to release only the recommendations and not the findings from a two-person review panel appointed to look into practices at Northwood’s Halifax facility, where 53 people […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Nothing to see here folks. Nothing to talk about. Nothing to know you need to know because… well, you know. And even if there was, we shouldn’t. We can’t. Know. You know… “Our committees unanimously voted to adjourn and suspend committee meetings,” explained the Explainer-in-Chief […]
Exactly a year ago, the Halifax Examiner reported on a rally in downtown Halifax that attracted about 75 people concerned about overcrowded emergency rooms, inadequate mental health services, and too few places for seniors requiring long-term care. The rally was advertised through a Facebook group called “Nova Scotia Healthcare Crisis.” Among those in the crowd […]
“Last week the government issued a tender for a system-design review of Emergency Health Services. The minister said after 25 years in its current form he thought it was time for a review to ensure the system continues to follow best practices…” CBC News Aug 8, 2018 “Helping improve emergency services for over three decades....
News 1. Politicians respond, sort of, to Greg Hiles’ death This item is written by Jennifer Henderson. Premier McNeil, Health Minister Randy Delorey, and Justice Minister Mark Furey all read from the same script after Thursday’s meeting of Cabinet ministers in charge of the province. There will be no consideration given to any sort of […]
Technology put a man on the moon but in Nova Scotia (and several other provinces) efforts to computerize a patient’s medical history continue to confound and disappoint despite the expenditure of tens of millions of dollars. Last week, Health Minister Randy Delorey was forced to announce the company which for the past three years had...