The Canadian Press

2015-05-13 | NS Long Term Care

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Nova Scotia's deputy health minister says the province's long-term care system is unsustainable in its current form as the province's population continues to get older. Peter Vaughan told a legislature committee today that the provincial government currently spends over 800 million dollars on continuing care services, about 20 per cent of the overall health budget. (Vaughan says if costs continue to rise, long-term help for seniors could become even harder to access.)

Date: 2015-05-13
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Nova Scotia has the highest number of long-term care beds per capita get those who need support remain on waitlist today placements are based on when a client was put on a list rather than based on the needs of the individual this makes an inefficient and frankly unfair system >>