Sandy Bay Outpatient Centre Board Speaks Out

Monday, January 31, 2005 at 14:54



The chair of the Sandy Bay Outpatient Centre says she’s surprised and disappointed to hear that the Mamawetan-Churchill River Regional Health Authority is seeking to replace the centre’s board of directors.


Francis Underwood feels the rationale behind the move is flawed.


She says the board never got a chance to respond to concerns over accountability.


Underwood also says she and others were forced to learn about the news through the media, as a public meeting over the issue was attended only by a handful of people.


She plans to gather feedback from local community members about what they would like to see done.


Underwood says she believes the health region may be thinking of amalgamating the centre, and she wonders if that has anything to do with its recent actions.


The health authority has set a deadline of February 15th for a new board of directors to be appointed.


If that doesn’t happen, the health regions will assume responsibility for the centre.