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Union leaders, advocates urge N.S. government to require minimum care hours in nursing homes


Research suggests a minimum of 4.1 hours of direct care is required to meet basic needs each day, yet Nova Scotia is falling far short of that benchmark, they told the members of the government’s standing committee on health Tuesday.“I can almost guarantee you there’s not a child at the IWK Health Centre that’s waiting two hours or an hour-and-a-half to get fed,” said Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union (NSNU).“That wouldn’t happen with our children and it shouldn’t happen with our seniors.” N.S.

nursing homes ask province to delay withholding funds over vacant beds during pandemic The NSNU, Unifor, NSGEU, CUPE and Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association — all of which represent workers in long-term care homes, or.

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