The chronicle herald yesterday published a report of the failure of nova scotia’s emergency locum program to keep the Middleton hospital open.
last year rural Nova Scotians were met with service disruptions for 19,000 hours.
Recent reports have also shown the collaborative care centres to be vulnerable to nursing shortages.
Ontario has not had service disruptions in several years because of appropriate funding of rural EDs through theAFA program and a well resourced emergency locum program.
On the short term lessons ca be learned from the ontario program; on the longer term we need to embrace meaningful regionalization.p