Nova Scotians elected a Progressive Conservative (PC) government under Premier Tim Houston on August 17.
Premier Houston campaigned on overhauling the health-care system and care delivery in Nova Scotia – revamping the system that currently has over 75,000 Nova Scotians without access to primary care.
Premiere Houston talked about his respect and how he values doctors. His campaign was centered on recruiting and retaining health-care providers in the province.
The new minister of Health and Wellness, Michelle Thompson, oversees the recruitment of doctors and other health-care workers to Nova Scotia through the newly created Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment. This is with the help of Dr. Kevin Orrell. He has been appointed CEO of the newly created Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment and is the former deputy minister of Health and Wellness.
To learn more about the challenges, Premier Houston and Minister Thompson are touring the province to meet with doctors, nurses and other health-care providers. For them, listening to the day-to-day experiences of our frontliners is the best way to find opportunities for positive change in the system.
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