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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The muse that often focuses on elevating cash for wanted tools on the Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague is diving into extra critical issues.
Norman Stewart, who was elected chair of the board earlier this month, mentioned it has determined to concentrate on two key points – the weekend closures within the emergency room and the place issues are with the promise of a brand new hospital.
“Not everyone will get sick throughout the week,’’ Stewart mentioned in an interview with SaltWire on July 5. “That may be a particular concern.’’
The brand new board chair is referring to the choice by Well being P.E.I. to shut the emergency division on weekends till October as a result of a scarcity of employees. The emergency division has closed for the day or closed early greater than 30 instances this yr.
Stewart mentioned the board, which has many new members, desires to arrange an ad-hoc committee that features space MLAs Cory Deagle, Steven Myers and Darlene Compton to give you a plan to handle these key points.
“We wish to take care of having the ER open seven days per week, not 5 days per week, and likewise put a bee in (Well being P.E.I.’s) bonnet to see how the plans are with a brand new (hospital). We wish to sustain the stress. That’s what this ad-hoc committee shall be addressing; retains the coals below their ft to maintain issues shifting alongside.’’
Compton was finance minister two years in the past when the province signalled in its capital price range plans for a brand new hospital.
Stewart has been on the muse board since 2010, saying that elevating cash for tools takes care of itself by personal donations or cash given to the hospital at wakes.
This ad-hoc committee shall be in search of public enter, however Stewart mentioned it’s too early to say what that may contain or give any timelines.
Anybody who’s trying to volunteer on the committee is requested to name Edna Miller on the hospital at 902-838-0777.
Dave Stewart is a reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He may be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @DveStewart