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IHA CEO issues statement on Laundry Services Review

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November 26th, 2015

The following is a statement on behalf of Chris Mazurkewich, President and CEO for Interior Health regarding the Laundry Services Review:
 
“As the new President and CEO of Interior Health, I plan to take additional time in reviewing the future of our laundry services.  Subsequently, a decision on the possibility of outsourcing the service will not occur until at least March 2016 when recommendations are presented to the IH Board of Directors for its consideration.
 
“This process has taken, unfortunately, longer than anyone anticipated, and I want to take the time to understand all of the complexities around this significant issue.
 
“I know that this may be frustrating to many of those who are anticipating a decision soon, and I appreciate the impact on our staff for the length of this process.  
 
“In moving forward, I plan to work with the team leading the review to gather all of the information available to ensure we make a thorough recommendation to our Board.”

The Hospital Employees Union was pleased the IHA is “taking a serious look at plans for hospital laundries,” said Jennifer Whiteside in statement on the union website.

“So far, we have not seen any valid justification for the health authority to forge ahead with contracting out this efficient, publicly delivered service.” – See more at: http://www.heu.org/news-media/news-releases/iha-further-delays-decision-privatizing-hospital-laundry-services#sthash.KTTFJffC.dpuf

“So far, we have not seen any valid justification for the health authority to forge ahead with contracting out this efficient, publicly delivered service.”

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