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.

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Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

Business & Financial Plans and Reports

Compensation and Expense Reporting

Corporate and Strategic Plans

Corporate and Strategic Reports

COVID-19 Service Reintroduction Reports

Hip and Knee Action Plan

Nova Scotia Health Authority has a multi-year hip and knee action plan underway. Read more here.

Finding a Primary Care Provider Reporting

Current Report: We’ve updated the report to include a run chart that shows the number of people who have registered over time, and have revised the table data to show the change in the number of registrants from the previous month. Finding a Primary Care Provider in Nova Scotia – January 2022 (.pdf) This report is released monthly within 5 working days after the first of the month. 

Previous reports:

Performance Measurements

Physician Recruitment Reporting

Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021)

Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 24 29
Eastern 8 17
Northern 10 11
Western 12 15
Total 54 72
  Total 126

Doctors Recruited (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

Zone Family Doctors Specialists
Central 19 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


Western 10 11
  58 72
Total 130


April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Family Doctors 38





April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Family Doctors 43





*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 Nov 30, 2021



Family Doctors


Central Zone 14 32
Eastern Zone 16 29
Northern Zone 24 9
Western Zone 30 13
84 83


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. 

Tender Notices and Awards