Services being enhanced despite psychiatrist’s exit, Vienneau says

NEW GLASGOW — The remaining local psychiatrist says service is being strengthened despite the departure of the area’s other psychiatrist. Dr. Theresa Vienneau, who practises in New Glasgow but is also the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s department head of psychiatry for the Northern Zone that includes hospitals in New Glasgow, Truro and Amherst, acknowledged the...

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Temporary closure at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital CEC Emergency Department

TATAMAGOUCHE – There will be a temporary Emergency Department closure at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre in Tatamagouche on Friday, February 3. The CEC will be closed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. due to a lack of physician coverage. Patients with emergencies will be redirected to the Colchester East Hants Health...

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Hundreds express concerns over state of healthcare in Pictou County

Many questions and concerns were raised on the state of healthcare in Pictou County on Sunday but few answers were found. This was the sentiment expressed by District 12 Councillor Chester Dewar at a public meeting on the issue held at Summer Street Industries. Several hundred people were in attendance. Although a non-political event, Dewar...

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MLAs push for solution to health record costs

PICTOU – The dire need for family physicians in Pictou County is no secret. It has been an ongoing issue which was compounded in December with the sudden death of a family physician in the New Glasgow area who was caring for Pictou West patients. “The problem we have is a shortage of doctors,” explains...

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