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Ontario Announces Intent to Appoint Supervisor for Brockville General Hospital

Province Supporting Strong Local Hospital Management and Governance

September 20, 2016

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, notified the Brockville General Hospital of the province’s intent to appoint a hospital supervisor.

The hospital supervisor would work with the hospital and government to support robust governance and management at the facility. These measures would help ensure sustainable and appropriate oversight of patient care and financial management so that patients continue to receive high quality care.

Ontario’s intent to appoint a supervisor is based on the recommendation made by the South East Local Health Integration Network Board, due to ongoing concerns about the hospital’s financial situation and organizational challenges.

Patients will continue to receive quality health care at Brockville General Hospital and all hospital operations will continue to function and provide care to patients.

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“The appointment of a hospital supervisor at Brockville General Hospital is in the best interests of the local community and will help strengthen the hospital’s governance, management and accountability. We want to ensure that patients continue to receive high quality care in Brockville so that they can continue to have confidence in their local hospitals.”
– Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“We recognize the long-standing financial and organizational challenges experienced by the Brockville General Hospital and hope that, with assistance, the situation can be put behind them. The appointment of a supervisor will ensure that patients at the hospital continue to receive high quality care so that the public can continue to have confidence in their local hospitals.”
– Donna Segal, Board Chair, South East Local Health Integration Network

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