Dr. Deena Hinshaw, ousted from Alberta, moves to job with B.C. public health leaders – CBC

Hinshaw appointed deputy public health officer on temporary contract

Feb 01, 2023

The former chief medical officer removed from her post in Alberta has taken a new job with B.C.’s public health leadership team, the westernmost province announced Wednesday.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, who became the face of Alberta’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will work as B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer on a six-month contract.

“To help strengthen B.C.’s preparedness and response to present and future public health emergencies, I am pleased to share new additions to our public health leadership team at the Office of the PHO,” B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wrote in a statement.

As well as Hinshaw, B.C. has also hired Dr. Andrew Larder on “temporary assignment” for several months. Larder previously worked as a medical health officer for both Fraser and Interior Health.

“I feel very fortunate to work alongside such talented and dedicated public health experts and I know their expertise will be a great assistance as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to address the many public health challenges facing the province,” said Henry.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-deena-hinshaw-bc-public-health-dr-bonnie-henry-1.6733177

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