The IWK is committed to addressing the recommendations the Auditor General has identified in his performance audit report released earlier today.
In June of 2017, the IWK Board of Directors appointed Grant Thornton to review the matter of its former CEO’s expenses. Following the receipt of Grant Thornton’s report in August 2017, the Board asked the Auditor General to conduct this performance audit. At initial meetings with the Auditor in September 2017, the Board identified its areas of concern which have been addressed in the report.
Significant progress has been made on evolving the control environment in the Health Centre over the past 16 months and the IWK is pleased that the audit recommendations complement the existing work plan and future focus areas.
The IWK Board is confident that the new executive leadership team will continue to drive momentum and results around this important work, including broadened reporting and disclosure to the Board on an ongoing and regular basis.
The IWK fully embraces continuous improvement in all areas it operates, and the audit recommendations align to that philosophy and to the work delivered each day by a team of talented and dedicated individuals. The care, safety and well- being of patients and families always has, and continues to be, the IWK’s central focus.
Karen Hutt, Chair, IWK Board of Directors
Chair of the IWK Board of Directors Karen Hutt, and President & CEO Krista Jangaard, will be available for media interviews today
A detailed list of the work that has already been completed or underway has been compiled in an action timeline which can be viewed by clicking here.
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About the IWK Health Centre
The IWK Health Centre is the Maritime region's leading health care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families. In addition to providing highly specialized and complex care, the IWK provides certain primary care services and is a strong advocate for the health of families. The IWK is a global leader in research and knowledge sharing, and a partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.Share