Trustee to be appointed for Health PEI
As the province begins to transition the governance model of the provincial health authority, the current Health PEI Board of Directors has decided to step aside.
“It was unfortunate to receive the resignation of the board, however I respect their decision. I want to thank them for their work and contribution to our health care system,” Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell said.
In the absence of a board, Section 21 of the Health Services Act allows cabinet to appoint a trustee to fulfill the duties of the board until such a time as a new board is established.
“The Health Services Act continues to outline an important and meaningful role for a Health PEI Board of Directors. In the interim we will be appointing a Trustee – which we hope to announce in the coming days,” Minister Mitchell said.
“We will utilize Engage PEI to seek out individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to fulfill the important responsibilities of the Health PEI Board.”
The Health PEI Board works on behalf of all Islanders to provide high-level oversight of the organization’s management as well as the delivery of safe, quality health care.
The recently tabled amendments to the nine-year-old Health Services Act bring it more in line with the progress and modernization of similar legislation in other Canadian provinces. The changes will help to increase accountability within our health system, create stronger linkages to the community, and clearly define roles and responsibility for both the ministry and the health authority.