While specifics were somewhat unclear, Sylvia Jones the Minister of Health, unveiled plans to try to improve the efficiency of the health-care system as the province braces for another COVID surge this fall.
Part of the announced plan involves setting up clinics where patients can receive minor surgeries and other treatments that would normally have to be administered in the province’s overwhelmed ERs. The province also wants to tackle the issue of patients remaining in hospital beds because there is nowhere for them to go. The announcement also talked about measures to speed the accreditation of foreign-trained nurses and other medical workers.
The proposed changes were the topic of conversation on the Bill Kelly Show with Bay Observer Publisher John Best and Bill.