Health cuts for Carbonear
Eastern Health confirms jobs losses, wing closure at Harbour Lodge Nursing Home
Officials with Eastern Health confirmed last week that more than three dozen full-time equivalent (FTE) positions will be cut at its facilities in Carbonear, and an under-used 22-bed wing at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home will also be closed at the end of this month.
The measures are part of an earlier announce- ment by the St. John’s-based health authority to cut 550 FTE jobs from its ranks over the next two years in order to become more efficient and put a stop to repeated deficits in recent years.
No permanent employee will be laid off as a result of the cuts, officials have stated. Should an employee’s permanent position be impacted by any initiative, the employee will be redeployed to another program or service area.
In Carbonear, Eastern Health will eliminate 37 full-time equivalent positions at the Carbonear General Hospital, Interfaith Citizens Home, and the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home.
“The plan is to eliminate the 37 FTEs by reducing constant care, reducing extra workload and overtime, realigning hours of care and realigning support services,” an Eastern Health spokesperson wrote in an email to The Compass.
Msgr. Edward T. Bromley is marking 50 years in the priesthood this month. Bromley is the parish priest at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish in Carbonear.