PRRD pushes for Northern Health audit

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By Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative

The Peace River Regional Hospital District has renewed a memorandum of understanding with Northern Health to help raise capital for local hospitals, but not without first renewing a call for a provincial audit of the health authority.
The hospital district is a board of the PRRD, and responsible for raising capital, through taxes, to fund 40% of the cost of new hospitals, major equipment, and clinical information technology for the area. It was most recently tapped to contribute $150.2 million to the new $337.86-million hospital planned in Dawson Creek.
At their Nov. 18 meeting, directors voted in favour of renewing the MOU for another two years, but agreed a critical investigation of the health authority is still...continued.

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