Health Care

Update on cyberattack shows more than 31,000 people need to be contacted

There was an update today on last year’s cyber attack on health care IT systems across the province.  

The breach included a network drive containing over 200,000 files. A review is now complete, and has found about 20,000 files require notifications for more than 31,000 people. 

Union calling for action after six Respiratory Therapists resign from Eastern Health

More than 10% of Respiratory Therapists have quit their positions with eastern health since September. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, the union representing these health care workers says they’re at their breaking point. 

Osborne apologizes for not sharing legislation on merging health authorities with privacy commissioner

The province’s health minister apologized today for not sharing legislation on merging the health authorities with the privacy commissioner. 

The minister called it an oversight by a public servant, but the privacy commissioner says it violated access-to-information laws.  NTVs Ben Cleary reports.

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Province sending recruitment team to India to address nursing shortage

The province has announced new plans to address the nursing shortage by recruiting people from a city on the other side of the world.  NTV’s Bailey Howard reports.

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Privacy commissioner, opposition parties slam rushed legislation on merging health authorities

The government is moving ahead with merging the four regional health authorities, but the opposition parties say the complex legislation is being rushed.

Now, Privacy Commissioner Michael Harvey has gotten involved. He wrote a letter Wednesday saying Bill 20 was introduced without meaningful consultation with his office. Harvey says that’s a violation of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, because the bill has significant privacy implications.

Opposition MHAs spent Wednesday evening in the House urging the government to withdraw the bill to conduct meaningful consultations.

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Province provides more details on newly announced hospital

This week’s announcement of a new hospital for St. John’s has sparked lots of questions about how the decision was made.

Today, the provincial government gave a briefing to outline the process. NTV’s Bailey Howard tells us more.  

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Exploits MHA sounds alarm on new long-term care facility not running at full capacity

The MHA for Exploits says the new long term care facility in Grand Falls-Windsor is still not running at full capacity. He’s taking the government to task for why all the rooms haven’t been filled.

NTV’s Colleen Lewis has the story.

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NAPE president welcomes newly announced hospital, but worries about worker shortages

A new hospital is coming to st. john’s but the details are scarce. Today, the province’s largest union is weighing in on the government’s latest announcement. 

NTV’s Bailey Howard reports. 

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