NSHA AGM focuses on power of partnerships to ensure healthy people, communities for generations
NSHA’s annual report is available for download in PDF form by going to: www.nshealth.ca/AnnualReport2016-17.
In April 2016, NSHA assumed responsibility for physician recruitment to address what has been an ongoing challenge in both primary care and specialty areas. The organization immediately established recruitment teams in each zone to better match physicians to openings in those areas. We increased national and international recruitment activities and continued to work with partners and communities to create welcoming environments, with team-based practice and mentorship opportunities.
Since NSHA’s formation in April 2015, we have completed thousands more MRIs, reducing wait times by about 12 per cent, and we performed about 1,500 additional hip and knee surgeries, targeting those who have waited the longest.
We have also seen improvements in access to both home care and long-term care and are in the process of expanding our research activity and capacity across the province. NSHA remains focused on building a high-quality health care system that is accessible to everyone in this province and sustainable into the future.
We want Nova Scotians to be healthy and stay healthy, and we want to achieve these shared goals by listening to and learning from one another – and that includes you. By working together, we can build a health care system that delivers the best health and wellness services for all Nova Scotians.
We can be Healthier Together.
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344
About Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) provides health services to Nova Scotians and a wide array of specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. NSHA operates hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Visit nshealth.ca for more.