Medical lead walks away from Indigenous Wellness Core after Hinshaw’s job offer is revoked – CTV News

June 22, 2023

LETHBRIDGE – The medical lead at Alberta Health Services’ Indigenous Wellness Core has resigned after a job offer to the province’s former chief medical officer of health was revoked.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was a prominent figure during the COVID-19 pandemic as the province’s top doctor.

Albertans were divided by her decisions, with those opposed to mandates pushing back and supporters feeling restrictions were lifted too soon.

Hinshaw was removed from the post by Premier Danielle Smith in November 2022.

In May, Hinshaw was hired to work as the public health and preventive medicine lead for the Indigenous Wellness Core (IWC).

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