Disappointment from KERHD board over provincial funding process – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Aug 13, 2021

The Ministry of Health recently announced a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opening in Cranbrook next November without consulting the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District (KERHD) board of directors.

“That’s twice in the last six months, where the government had made a decision that they’re going to do something and then they come to us (board of KERHD) and say that you have to pay 40 per cent, but they didn’t consult us. They didn’t give us more information,” expressed mayor of Radium Clara Reinhardt and members of KERHD board.

“I am not very impressed,” said Dean McKerracher, KERHD board chair and mayor of Elkford. “We had already heard the announcement from the ministry and from the chair of Interior Health without them consulting with us first to having us know that’s what they were doing before the board actually passed a motion to accept to give the $1.2 million in capital funding to the project.”

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