Norwegian Veteran Finally gets a Bed

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 andpetter-blindheim-document
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 verypetter-blindheim
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.



About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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5 Responses to Norwegian Veteran Finally gets a Bed

  1. Neville Pearson says:

    Hi Fred,
    I was wondering if the Legion was involved which would account for more confusion.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    Heard no mention of the legion being involved

  3. Neville Pearson says:

    Surely they should have had something to do with this case,Veterans are their responsibility first and foremost.

  4. irishroverpei says:

    I see that as the problem with today’s legions,they have lost sight of the reason we have legions,they have forgotten veterans

  5. Neville Pearson says:

    Hi Fred,
    Rule # 1.!!! Make No. 1 priority No. 1 Priority. It will always carry you through, If it is not all else will let you down and you will suffer the consequences.

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