Green Party Candidate for Hants West – Jenn Kang

Our Question:

If elected, how will your government manage the backlog of screenings and surgeries and ensure safe and timely access to cancer care so that patients across Nova Scotia can feel confident that their healthcare system will be there for them when they need it most?

Candidate Response:

If elected, I plan to do everything I can to safely increase staffing in health care centres, including facilitating the recognition of equivalent qualifications of professionals from other countries and overhauling the unhealthy work ethic and high costs of medical schooling. I have received inspiration from the stories of hospitals designed with patients in mind, so they aren’t sent shuffling back and forth throughout floors and sections of the building during an already difficult enough time in their lives.

I care about improving health care for all Nova Scotia residents, reducing wait times, eliminating superfluous spending, and extending appointment hours of availability to a 24-hour cycle for ease of use by patients and healthcare workers’ ability to set their preferred schedules and avoid burnout. This would likely also involve changes to how physician licensing is distributed to allow for such flexibility.

The Green Party of Nova Scotia also plans to fund family member caregiver salaries and implement more preventative measures overall to help keep people comfortable at home and out of the healthcare system when possible.

Thank you for your time,

Jenn Kang

Green Party Candidate for Hants West