Changes to provincial health-care leadership

The New Brunswick Medical Society supports the government’s changes to provincial health-care leadership announced today. The health system is in crisis, and addressing this crisis will require swift and difficult decisions. We support any such decision that ultimately leads to meaningful change in the quality of care available to New Brunswickers. We look forward to meeting with Minister Fitch and learning how government intends to address the priorities laid out in the provincial Health Plan. We also hope to be involved in the development and implementation of any strategies related to this plan. Physicians bring a unique perspective from the front lines of health care, and we want to ensure the needs of patients are first and foremost in any proposed solutions. We want to recognize the work of Minister Shepherd over the past two years and her efforts to move health-care forward during the pandemic. We also want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. John Dornan for his service as CEO of Horizon Health Network. Dr. Dornan inherited an impossible situation, and did an admirable job guiding Horizon under incredibly challenging circumstances.

Dr. Mark MacMillan
President, New Brunswick Medical Society