Reading the article below I find it very difficult to understand the reasoning!! Using words like – WE ARE PLEASED, – WORKING HARD, – FINDING SOLUTIONS, – THANKING NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT, – THANKING HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS. when it was obvious to most sane people that this veteran should have been admitted when he first applied. The NS healthcare, government and veterans affairs have little cause to praise themselves for something as ridiculous and wrong as this was!!!!
Ottawa – The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and
Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:
“Since we became aware of the challenges faced by Veterans in
accessing long term care in Nova Scotia, we have been working very
closely with Nova Scotia Members of Parliament and the Nova Scotia
Health Authority to find a solution that ensures the well-being of our
Veterans and of our Allied Veterans.
“Today, I am pleased to announce we have reached a new agreement with
the Nova Scotia Health Authority to expand Veterans’ access to beds in
the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building.
“The Veterans Health Care Regulations are not currently compassionate
or flexible enough to address the urgent needs of our Veterans, so as we
undertake a review to better address long term care needs, this measure
will provide the flexibility necessary to help Veterans and their
“I wish to thank the Province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Members
of Parliament for their hard work and collaboration with us on this
solution. It is a truly an important accomplishment for the
No one deserves any thanks for doing the right thing, this shouldn’t have been an issue to begin with, officials should hang their heads in shame.
God Bless and keep reading.