Dozens rally in Sydney for better health care – CBC

March organized following deaths of 2 Nova Scotia women who endured lengthy ER wait times

Jan 22, 2023

A small, but boisterous, crowd of about 50 people made its way through downtown Sydney, N.S., on Sunday to demand better health care for those who need it.

The rally follows the recent deaths of two Nova Scotia women who waited several hours for care at their local emergency rooms.

Last week, the Nova Scotia government announced changes that are meant to improve emergency room wait times, but march organizer Jennifer MacDonald is worried those changes aren’t enough to fix long-standing problems.

“I mean we can have all the plans we want,” said MacDonald, a local piano instructor. “But if we don’t have an effective and timely retention and recruitment plan for doctors, nurses and paramedics, who is going to do the jobs?”

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