Hiring in health care under control, says minister following Health P.E.I. resignation – CBC

Derek Key’s concerns will be reviewed, says health minister

Jan 18, 2023

The P.E.I. government is taking positive steps to ensure the province has the health care professionals it needs, says Health Minister Ernie Hudson in the wake of the resignation of Health P.E.I. board chair Derek Key.

Key resigned Dec. 31. He did not speak publicly, but a letter he wrote to Premier Dennis King on Dec. 6 became public last week. In it, he outlined his concerns about Health P.E.I.’s lack of independence from government. In particular, Key said Health P.E.I., not the Department of Health, should be in charge of hiring.

At the Health P.E.I. AGM in November, Key had complained about the sometimes months-long process of hiring.

No one from government had commented on the resignation, but Hudson was asked about it during a news conference on an unrelated matter Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-hudson-derek-key-resignation-1.6717578

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