After damning Nunavut health audit, auditor challenges GN to achieve results – NunatsiaqOnline

“I hope we will be able too see real improvement”

May 11, 2017

Nunavut’s health department now has a navigational chart to keep it on course, although the big question is whether the department will come up with internal directives to carry these through.

“I hope we will be able to see real improvement,” said the Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, after he and two members of his staff spent two days, May 8 and May 9, with Nunavut’s legislative standing committee in the assembly chamber to review their report on health services which made 17 recommendations for improvements.

Meanwhile, the health department appears still to be mired in process as thick as an ice field in the Arctic Ocean.

The health department first needs to get a “model of care” framework, which will state what communities need in terms of health services, and to put a “continuous quality improvement” program in place, said Colleen Stockley, the deputy minister, several times during the review.

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