Action for Health

A Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia

The work to transform healthcare in Nova Scotia requires time, energy, and investment.

It will not be easy. It will be expensive. And it will not happen overnight. But we are willing to do the work and make the investments needed to give Nova Scotians the health system they deserve. Our plan highlights many – but not all – of the actions that will be taken over the next four years.

Public Reporting

Interactive data dashboards, updated daily, provide information on the health services Nova Scotians use. Many different sources of data from across the health system have gone into the creation of these dashboards.

Improving Emergency Care Plan

The Improving Emergency Care plan is designed to move faster in ensuring those with the most urgent needs receive care sooner, improve ambulance response times, and provide more places for people to receive care.

More, Faster: The Action for Health Build

On December 15, 2022, the Government introduced a comprehensive new plan for improving health services for Nova Scotians. The new approach will deliver the same scope of work but will do so by breaking the project elements into more manageable pieces, and by broadening the range of services in more locations throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. This will make it possible to tackle wait lists faster, will make access to care easier, and will enhance healthcare providers’ ability to respond to the individual care needs of patients.

Advancing six core solutions for healthcare.

Each solution with its own objective for creating an efficient, modern, equitable, and respectful health ecosystem. The work, actions, and investments generated by these solutions will make an impact in the short and the long term. Learn more on each solution, its status, and results below.

Measuring success is a key part of this work.

We will do so transparently, through performance measures that will be easily accessible to the public. Health and well-being will be monitored over the long term to track changes in the overall health status of Nova Scotians.

For information on the healthcare system, updated daily, please go to our Daily Dashboard.