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N.S. authorities shakes up senior management in Training, Well being departments

N.S. authorities shakes up senior management in Training, Well being departments

The winds of change are blowing among the many senior ranks of management in Nova Scotia’s Well being and Training departments, they usually include hefty worth tags.

The federal government introduced on Wednesday that the Workplace of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment will now be led by Dr. Nicole Boutilier and Craig Beaton.

Boutilier can be the vice-president of drugs for Nova Scotia Well being, whereas Beaton serves as affiliate deputy minister of the Well being Division. Neither will obtain extra compensation

They take over the work of Dr. Kevin Orrell, the workplace’s former CEO. He grew to become a particular adviser to the president of Cape Breton College on Sept. 1.

In accordance with a information launch, Orrell will deal with efforts to increase the college’s well being colleges. In March, the provincial authorities introduced $5 million for the college’s “strategic well being initiative.”

Cathy Montreuil’s time as deputy minister of Nova Scotia’s Training Division is coming to an finish. (Jean Laroche / CBC)

CBU and the province will share the price of Orrell’s $350,000 wage.

Orrell, a surgeon by coaching with roots in Cape Breton, was deputy well being minister earlier than being appointed CEO of the recruitment workplace by Premier Tim Houston a few 12 months in the past.

There was hypothesis for a number of months about Orrell’s future, nonetheless, Houston and Well being Minister Michelle Thompson refused to remark all through the summer season.

The province additionally introduced adjustments to senior management of the Training Division on Wednesday.

Cathy Montreuil might be leaving the deputy minister submit with a severance of $227,289.

Whereas the federal government searches for a everlasting substitute, a former deputy minister with the province and chair of the Nova Scotia Forestry Innovation Transition Belief will fill the function.

No interviews offered

Rosalind Penfound might be paid a prorated wage based mostly on how lengthy she works, with $206,262 because the annual measure. A authorities spokesperson stated the seek for a everlasting deputy is predicted to take lower than six months.

The province additionally introduced that Elwin LeRoux is leaving his submit as government director of the Halifax Regional Centre for Training to grow to be the brand new affiliate deputy minister of Training.

The federal government wouldn’t make anybody out there for an interview.