The Western Star
Doctor shortage - connecting the dots and seeking solutions for Atlantic Canada
As Atlantic communities struggle to fill vacant clinics, doctors point to possible solutions
Gender, race and finances all factor in the search for a doctor in Atlantic Canada
Atlantic Canada needs more doctors: Where are they?
Doctor suggests Cape Breton University open medical school
Delorey responds to Cape Breton Regional Hospital ER concerns
Nova Scotia NDP calling for action on doctor shortage
The Nova Scotia NDP are calling for action on the growing number of Nova Scotians who don’t have a doctor. The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Need a Family Practice wait list continues to increase as it approaches its two-year ...
Obstetrical services needed to move Gander midwifery forward
GANDER, N.L. Health Minister John Haggie is hopeful a new obstetrician will be in place for Gander by November. Obstetrical services were diverted to Grand Falls-Windsor because of doctor shortages back in May. Central Health announced at ...
Blood donation: ‘It’s life’ — Parents of N.L. toddler with leukemia thank blood donors
Three-year-old Amelia Saunders loves to play with toy cars. She laughs as she pushes them along the floor in the living room, with her parents Doug Saunders and Veronica Vardy looking on. Without Canadian Blood Services and blood donors, she ...
LGH addresses public meeting on Labrador South Health Centre
SOUTHERN LABRADOR, N.L. Labrador-Grenfell Health (LGH) is moving ahead on consultations with the Combined Councils of Labrador (CCL). Last week, The Northern Pen reported CCL hosted a public meeting to address concerns with the Labrador South ...
Labrador Straits citizens want better service at Forteau clinic
LABRADOR STRAITS, N.L. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CANADA A public meeting held in L’Anse au Loup on Tuesday, Sept. 25, produced 17 pages of notes detailing comments and concerns about health care services at the Labrador South Health ...
No immediate plans to add family doctors in Springdale: Central Health
SPRINGDALE, N.L. — Central Health appears to have no immediate concerns about the number of family doctors available in Springdale for residents of the town and surrounding areas. The issue was raised during recent public meetings by the ...
Gander pleased with outcome of the Central Health external review
An external review into Central Health has found that the major hospitals in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor need to find a way to get along for better health care in Central Newfoundland. Dr. Peter Vaughn, a former health executive from Nova Scotia, ...
Lewisporte still looking for physicians
LEWISPORTE, NL – Representatives from Lewisporte are getting ready to head to the capital to make their case directly to medical students. “Lewisporte is a beautiful town, we have a world class marina here and there are a number of ...