February 8, 2010
MONCTON (NBHC) – The New Brunswick Health Council is reaching out to the health system organizations for answers to a series of questions regarding how they are implementing the Provincial Health Plan 2008-2012.
“The Questions to the Health System exercise is focused on bringing some accountability and transparency to the system,” says NBHC CEO Stéphane Robichaud. Some questions are very general, such as asking what mechanisms are in place to ensure ongoing improvement, while others are more specific and highlight issues on sustainability. For a copy of the document, please visit www.nbhc.ca.
The health system organizations include the Department of Health, Regional Health Authority A, the Horizon Health Network, FacilicorpNB, and AmbulanceNB. They have been asked to respond prior to March 31st, 2010, and the responses will be shared with New Brunswickers later this year.
The NBHC has been established as an independent and objective organization that measures, monitors and evaluates New Brunswick’s health system performance through surveys, research, stakeholder input, and by engaging New Brunswickers. The NBHC must report on key elements, such as, the quality of care New Brunswickers are receiving within the health system and the health status of New Brunswickers.