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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls For Improved Safety, Staffing at Emerald Hall

Staff members who work with Nova Scotia’s most developmentally delayed and mentally ill adult patients are raising the alarm over inadequate staffing and serious health and safety issues at Emerald Hall. In light of a recent incident reported in the media, the union held a meeting with members who work on this unit, which houses […]

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Immediate Action needed to Address Safety Concerns and Staffing Levels in Long Term Care

Wed. May 4, 2016 MEDIA RELEASE: Immediate Action needed to Address Safety Concerns and Staffing Levels in Long Term Care Today Acting NSGEU President Jason MacLean is calling on the Government of Nova Scotia and the Minister of Health to address safety concerns in Long Term Care Facilities across the province following comments by Stuart […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Increased Medical Errors Highlights Needs for Increased Staffing

The deaths of 126 Nova Scotians over the past two years, as documented in the Nova Scotia Reportable Events Database, is only further evidence that our provincial government needs to move forward with establishing minimum nurse to patient ratios. “A 66 per cent jump in reportable incidents simply isn’t acceptable,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome. […]

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CDHA Memo re: Sick Policy

It has come to our attention that Capital Health is denying they have a policy of not replacing the first sick call. Here is a copy of a memo that outlines that policy:   Sent: August 6, 2013 2:24 PM Subject: Approval for Overtime- Managers ONLY Hi all, Last Friday a memo came from Paula […]

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Capital Health Refuses Safe, Responsible Staffing Proposal

The NSGEU is appalled that bureaucrats at Capital Health are misleading the public and healthcare workers on the issue of Emergency Services in the event of job action by nurses. Nurses have agreed to 100 per cent staffing levels in the emergency room, intensive care, cancer care, veterans’ care and hemodialysis units.­ Capital Health’s claims […]

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