Province to switch to one provincial health authority next year
AMHERST – The provincial government has approved the 2014-15 business plans Nova Scotia’s nine district health authorities and the IWK.
The Cumberland District Health Authority will receive $53.2 million in operational funding from the department of health and wellness for this fiscal year, the smallest allotment of the nine.
The South Shore District Health Authority will receive $75.9 million, while $84.3 million will go to South West Health, $117 million to Annapolis Valley Health, $73.9 million to Colchester-East Hants District Health Authority, $68.1 million to Pictou County District Health Authority, $72 million to Gusyborough-Antigonish-Strait District Health Authority, $255.3 million to Cape Breton District Health Authority, $752.7 million to Capital Health, and $208.2 million to the IWK Health Centre.
"Everyone in the health care system, from admitting clerks to CEOs, knows our resources are limited, and must be focused on front-line health care," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. "The DHAs have worked hard to ensure we are spending Nova Scotians' health-care dollars wisely.
"We appreciate all they have done to ensure patients get the best care possible, no matter where they live in the province,” he added.
This is the last year government will approve business plans for nine district health authorities. On April 1, 2015, there will be one district health authority for the province, plus a separate board for the IWK.
To review the district health authority business plans, visit http://legcat.gov.ns.ca/screens/DHA.html .