For Immediate Release March 31, 2016

Despite some erroneous media reports, the Shore Regional Health service delivery plan document is still a draft and a work in progress – it has not been discussed by the strategic planning committee nor has it been viewed or approved by the Shore Regional Health Board of Directors.  We expect robust discussion at meetings of both groups during April and May.

It will not be fully addressed by the Strategic Planning Committee until the financial impact of its many recommendations can be overlaid on the full document and until the community feedback from this month’s listening sessions can be incorporated into the recommendations. As a result of both the financial overlay and the community feedback, the recommendations will likely be modified by both the Committee and the Board. We anticipate Board action in May on the recommendations that ultimately come forward to them.