COVID has pushed our health care system to the brink. Across Nova Scotia, we are seeing staff burn-out, fatigue, and long wait times. People are frustrated and looking for ways to improve the system.
The private sector is poised to present itself as an efficient option. But repeatedly we have seen these public-private-partnerships prioritize corporate profits over the best interests of the people they are meant to serve.
We can’t let this happen in Nova Scotia. We need to make it clear to this government that it is their duty to strengthen our public health care system – as they promised in their election platform – and that we will not allow private profit to creep into public health care in this province.
Along with the Nova Scotia Health Coalition (NSHC) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – NS, we’re hosting a conversation with health experts about why we need strong public health care now more than ever.
NSHC Coordinator Chris Parsons will facilitate a conversation with:
Dr. Monika Dutt, physician
Christine Saulnier, Director of CCPA-NS, and
Mary Jane Hampton, health analyst.