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Question Period

February 21, 2010 – We need a Community Clinic and at least one family doctor!

October 30, 2019 – Is there work being done to replace the doctors who have left Oceanview Manor?

October 25, 2019 – Second request for the Organizational Chart for DH&S and NSHA.

October 25, 2019 – Asked the Minister of Health if he would table a copy of the hierarchy chart for the Department of Health and Wellness and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

October 24, 2019 – A series of questions to the Minister of Seniors and the Minister of Mines and Energy regarding accessible transportation and loneliness in seniors.

October 22, 2019 – Minister of Health, did you meet with the managers in the NSHA who have indicated that the hiring process is now harder using the new system?

October 17, 2019 – Asked the Minister of Health to look at staffing shortages across the province.

October 17, 2019 – Spoke with the Minister of Health and the Minister of Seniors regarding various issues surrounding long-term care of seniors.

October 15, 2019 – Will the Department of Health create a body to oversee the drug information system?

October 11, 2019 – Can the Minister of Housing tell me how many people are on the waitlist for housing grants?

October 10, 2019 – Why did the Minister of Health wait until the day after the Health Committee Meeting to release a report about the 811 system?

October 4, 2019 – Minister of Education: Why was the Cow Bay/Eastern Passage school bus to CHDHS cancelled?

September 26, 2109 – What is the Minister of Health doing to support Veterans in long-term care at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital?

September 26, 2109 – Will the Minister of Health acknowledge the link between lack of long-term care beds and the issues with emergency departments?

April 12, 2019 – What is the Minister of Health doing to track and alleviate issues with incorrect health record information?

April 12, 2019 – My final opportunity to ask the Premier to do the right thing in regards to allegations made against one of the members of his government.

April 11, 2019 – I asked the Premier one more time, when is he going to take the accusations against his member seriously and stop deflecting?

April 10, 2019 – Why is the Premier not willing to take the accusations of bullying seriously in the House?

April 9, 2019 – Is the Minister of Health willing to sit with me and the NSHA human resources department to finally fill the Nurse Practitioner position in our constituency?

April 9, 2019 – Asked the Premier if he is willing to reach out to the former MLAs who have publicly spoken about allegations of abuse.

April 5, 2019 – Questioned the Premier on his Code of Ethics.

April 4, 2019 – Asked the Minister of Lands and Forestry to pave the Fisherman’s Cove parking lot.

March 29, 2019 – Can the Minister please tell me what is going to happen with Cole Harbour High and Auburn High Schools?

March 26, 2019 – Will the Minister of Health provide Pharmacists with the ability to bill MSI for their time spent writing and filling prescriptions?

March 26, 2019 – Mr. Minister of Health: Why are seniors and caregivers only eligible for funding support if there are cognitive issues, not where there are physical issues?

March 26, 2019 – Will the Minister of Health commit to implementing all of the recommendations in the Long-Term Health Care strategy report? Will he commit to providing the funds in the budget?

March 26, 2019 – Continuing to ask the Minister of Health, why is direct billing with the province approved health insurance providers optional?

March 26, 2019 – Today I asked the Minister of Health, will he advocate on our behalf to have the federal government health care money based on the age of the population instead of number of people in the province.

March 14, 2019 – I continue today to ask the Minister of Health about our health care system. Specifically, about the effect of hallway medicine on patients due to overcrowded emergency departments.

March 12, 2019 – Today I questioned the Minister of Health. What is being done to address the increase in the number of workplace injuries among health care professionals?

March 8, 2019 – My question today was to the Minister of Health. When will SANE services be offered in Truro for victims of sexual assault.

I asked the Minister of Health if he could tell me the process that front-line workers have when confronted with a non-verbal patient in Emergency rooms. He responded by saying that our front-line medical staff are fully-trained to deal with these types of situations and he will follow-up with me and the family.

I asked the Minister of the Environment if she could address this issue of the eroding Noonan Beach and would commit to visit the area to talk with the residents of the area and see the damage.

She responded by indicating that this is not a localized issue. As soon as she sees the correspondence regarding the Noonan area she would update me.

I asked the Minister of Health if it was acceptable for students to have to wait 1-2 months for nurses to see them in schools and if it was acceptable to have EPAs and Teachers having to learn complex medical treatments for students that take nurses six years to learn.

The Minister of Education tabled a document the improvements they intend to make to help students with medical needs.

I asked the Minister of Justice to share what his department is doing to improve the Maintenance Enforcement Agency to collect the $60 million currently outstanding. He shared that they have hired more people in Cape Breton and are working with agencies across Canada.

My question today was to the Minister of Health. I asked to speak about the >1 year wait for elderly inpatients for the wheelchair program and the >3 year wait for elderly outpatients. He assured me that he was going to look into the specific case I asked about but the wait time numbers were not the numbers he has. He is going to look into this matter further.

With the family’s consent, I brought a disturbing issue to the house today regarding children being removed from their home due to a false report and incorrect drug test. When I asked the Minister of Community Services to apologize to the family during the sitting of the house, she politely declined indicating that she does not speak to specific cases in the house. She did assure me that she would have her department look into it further.

Today I asked the Minister of Education to meet with me and the Principals of Auburn High, Cole Harbour High, and Island View High to discuss the future of these schools. Listen for the Minister’s response.

The question posed to the Minister of Community Services was to ask if the Minister would admit that the services available for sexual assault victims is inadequate throughout the province of Nova Scotia. The Minister responded by saying that they are committed to improving resources.