Health region loses cash

By paNOW Staff
November 6, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: November 7, 2017 - 10:12am

The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region is one of three health regions in the province reporting a loss of public money.
 
As outlined in a new report from the Ministry of Health, $850 cash went missing during the time period of March to July, 2017.
 
Doug Dahl, a spokesperson for the health region, said the missing money was traced back to the health region's public health unit.   
 
"There are some vaccines where there are payments required, things like travel and a few others," he said. "After a review of some invoices it was discovered there were some irregularities."
 
The missing money was reported to police. There have been no arrests have been made at this time.
 
Dahl said the health region has taken steps to correct its mistakes and has since implemented tighter controls over cash.
 
"We've identified areas within the processes that were not as good as they probably should have been so we've made some changes both in the processes as well as in security of the funds," he said.
 
The ministry's second quarter report for the 2017-2018 fiscal year on loss of public money was released Monday.
  
Two other health regions were identified in the report. Regina Qu'appelle reported a loss exceeding $200,000 and Five Hills had a loss of $14,400.
  
 
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