Health Hacks

How You Can Get Good Health Care in Nova Scotia

by Mary Jane Hampton

How to get the best care from the healthcare system, from Nova Scotia’s fiercest patient advocate.

Nova Scotians need an expert with their best interests in mind to help them navigate the healthcare system. For thousands of Nova Scotians, Mary Jane Hampton has been their go-to resource with her regular columns on CBC’s Information Morning. 

In this book, Mary Jane Hampton provides concrete and practical advice for dealing with medical institutions. She answers the most-asked questions people have, including:

  • How to follow-up on test results
  • When to go to the ER
  • How to stay healthy while in the hospital
  • How to make the most of your medical appointments
  • What to ask before getting surgery
  • What to do if you don’t have a family doctor

Mary Jane Hampton shares the information that every Nova Scotian needs and offers ideas for how the healthcare system could work better for patients.

About the Author

Mary Jane Hampton

Mary Jane Hampton’s career as a healthcare planner spans three provinces and more than thirty years. Her passion for a universal, comprehensive and publicly-funded healthcare system led her to pitch “Healthcare Hacks” to CBC's Information Morning—a show with a loyal and engaged listening audience that offers a few tips and insights to help the public understand how the healthcare system works and ways to improve the patient experience. This is her first book.


Mary Jane Hampton's Health Hacks always provide important, clear and practical advice for Nova Scotians when they need to use our health care system as well as how to avoid that need. Having this information all together on a single volume is a valuable resource and recommended for every Nova Scotian home.

Dr. Robert Strang

“Packed with helpful tips”

Bob Murphy, CBC Maritime Noon

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