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Graham Scott appointed supervisor at Quinte

TORONTO – Ontario has appointed Graham Scott (pictured) as supervisor for Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) to address governance and financial issues so the hospital can better meet the healthcare needs of local residents.

Quinte Healthcare Corporation is one hospital with four sites (Belleville General, North Hastings, Prince Edward County Memorial and Trenton Memorial) serving Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, and the southeast portion of Northumberland County, in southern Ontario.

Graham Scott, a former Deputy Minister of Health, will draw on his experience to oversee the implementation of recommendations from a 2006 assessment on governance and related matters at QHC. He will also be following up on steps recommended in a 2008 review of a system performance report by Ken Tremblay.

As supervisor, Scott will assume full powers of the hospital board, the corporation, its officers and members of the corporation. In his role, he will work closely with senior hospital officials and the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

“The future of Quinte Healthcare Corporation is in good hands with Graham Scott taking over as supervisor. His many years of experience and vast knowledge in the health care field will be a tremendous asset to the hospital, and will ensure quality care for the communities served by the hospital,” said Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan.

“I am confident that the issues confronting Quinte Health will be resolved in the best interest of the residents of Quinte and the surrounding area, consistent with the delivery of safe, high quality health services,” said Graham Scott.

“We look forward to working closely with Mr. Scott, and hospital staff to take the necessary steps toward financial recovery,” said Georgina Thompson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network.