Nova Scotia announces sweeping changes to alleviate pressure on strained ERs – CTV

Jan. 18, 2023

Nova Scotia has announced extra resources to alleviate the pressure on strained emergency departments, following the recent deaths of two women who waited hours for care.

At a news conference Wednesday morning, health officials outlined extra measures to improve ambulance response times, address long wait times and overcrowding in Nova Scotia’s ERs, and offer people more places to receive care.

“The needs of the system have expanded and changed, but the system has not,” said Health Minister Michelle Thompson during the news conference.

“Our government was elected to change that … after so many years of neglect. The past is not the future.”

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