Nursing shortage blamed for an 800% increase in ER closures at the Roseway Hospital
The NDP are calling on the McNeil government to protect patient safety by legislating nurse-to-patient ratios in Nova Scotia hospitals, according to a news release Tuesday. Health Critic Dave Wilson introduced the Patient Safety Protection Act in the legislature on Tuesday.
FROM THE HILL TIMES: The Oct. 19 federal election is expected to be the most expensive in Canada’s political history because, for the first time, the election date is known and pre-election spending will be big, say MPs, party strategists, and third-party organizations.
As a follow-up to a community meeting attended by 300 people, dealing with the crisis in emergency room closures at Roseway Hospital, SouthWest Health announce Thursday afternoon that the Emergency Department will be closed overnight Thursday and Saturday night this week: