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Reports, Statistics, and Accountability

At Nova Scotia Health Authority, we are committed to being transparent in our actions and use of resources and accountability for our decisions.

Here you will find a range of information covering corporate and program-specific strategies, business plans and financial documents, reports on many aspects of our performance, and regularly-updated information on subjects of interest to partners and the public.

If there's something you'd like to learn more about that is not included in one of the reports listed here, please contact

Annual Reports

Board/Administrator Reporting

Meeting of the Administrator

Board Committee Reports 2020/21

Business & Financial Plans and Reports

CEO Reporting

CEO Reports

Momentum Reports

Compensation and Expense Reporting

Corporate and Strategic Plans

Corporate and Strategic Reports

COVID-19 Service Reintroduction Reports

Daily Dashboard

You can find the Action for Health public reporting information here.

Finding a Primary Care Provider Reporting

Current Report: The Need a Family Practice Registry report is now part of an online dashboard on the Action for Health website.

Previous reports:

Performance Measurements

Physician Recruitment Reporting

Doctors Recruited Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health (April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023)
Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 28 51
Eastern 13 21
Northern 13 7
Western 24 11
Total 78 90
  Total 168


Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022)
Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 30 33
Eastern 14 18
Northern 13 14
Western 18 23
Total 75 88
  Total 163
Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)
Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 30 31
Eastern 9 13
Northern 8 15
Western 13 19
Total 49 78
  Total 127
Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020)
Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 26 36
Eastern 11 15
Northern 7 10
Western 14 9
Total 58 70
  Total 128
Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019)
Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 31 39
Eastern 11 12
Northern 6 10
Western 10 11
Total 58 72
  Total 130
April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Family Doctors 38
Specialists 65
Total 103
April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Family Doctors 43
Specialists 68
Total 111

*We only report physicians who are currently hired and working. We are currently working through the various stages of the hiring process with additional family doctors, but they will not be officially reported until they begin seeing patients.

Vacancy Summary

Current to March 31, 2023
  Family Doctors Specialists
Central Zone 30 34.32
Eastern Zone 17.4 17.7
Northern Zone 23.3 9.5
Western Zone 25.33 12.8
Total 96.3 74.32

To reflect most accurate current need, these vacancy numbers do not include pending retirements or vacancies approved with a delayed start date. In August 2018, vacancy reporting began including Central Zone Emergency Department vacancies which had previously been unreported.

School Healthy Eating Programs in Nova Scotia

Tender Notices and Awards

Nova Scotia Tender Notices (External Site)

Accessing Primary Care

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YourHealthNS App

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