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

The winds of change are blowing among the many senior ranks of management in Nova Scotia’s Well being and Schooling departments, and so they 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 also be the vice-president of medication 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 turned 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 develop the college’s well being schools. 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 Schooling 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 couple of 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 time.

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

Cathy Montreuil shall be leaving the deputy minister put up 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 shall be paid a prorated wage primarily based on how lengthy she works, with $206,262 because the annual measure. A authorities spokesperson stated the seek for a everlasting deputy is anticipated to take lower than six months.

The province additionally introduced that Elwin LeRoux is leaving his put up as government director of the Halifax Regional Centre for Schooling to develop into the brand new affiliate deputy minister of Schooling.

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

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