Fired N.B. health network CEO awarded record-breaking $2M in unjust dismissal case – GLOBAL

February 16, 2023

Dr. John Dornan, the former CEO of Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick, has been awarded more than $2 million in compensation, plus pension contributions and benefits, after he was fired just a few months into his five-year mandate.

According to Dornan’s lawyers, this is the largest employment compensation award in New Brunswick’s history. It also includes $200,000 in aggravated damages.

Premier Blaine Higgs announced Dornan’s firing in July 2022, following the death of a patient in an emergency department waiting room in Fredericton.

Higgs also shuffled out the health minister and wiped the boards of both Horizon and Vitalité health networks.

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