N.S. announces plans for new and expanded health-care clinics – CBC

New sites would open as staff become available between now and 2025

May 11, 2023

The Nova Scotia government announced plans on Wednesday to expand existing health-care clinics and build new ones between now and 2025.

Health Minister Michelle Thompson told a news conference that the government would spend $17 million on the 60 sites, which are spread around the province. The money would be for operational costs, recruiting and work required to build or expand sites.

Additional costs would come as new staff begin working at the clinics. Thompson said the government is committed to making “an ongoing investment in primary health care.”

“We know we need to spend the money,” she told reporters.

“We know that primary care is a priority and we know that it’s going to prevent hospitalization, it’s going to prevent, you know, illnesses from progressing.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/health-care-clinics-doctors-nurses-recruitment-1.6839649

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