Grand Falls-Windsor, NL - Following the Provincial Government's announcement of a Flatter, Leaner Management structure for the core government public service, Central Health has restructured its management across the health region. These changes are consistent with the Provincial Government's direction announced in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador and its implementation of a flatter, leaner management structure for all levels of government.
Central Health has eliminated 19 positions and created four new management positions, for a net reduction of 15 positions. This management reduction does not involve any unionized positions. The elimination of these positions is expected to save approximately $1,200,000 annually in salary costs.
Rosemarie Goodyear, President and Chief Executive Officer, said that position reductions and realignments of responsibility have been made to ensure the appropriate management support and continuity at the front lines. "As we begin to work within our new management structure, I want to sincerely thank affected employees for their many contributions to the health region and the people we serve," she said.
Management reductions build on Central Health's ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and responsibly manage public healthcare dollars to strengthen a sustainable healthcare system.