Locum physician has privileges suspended
The Cypress Health Region has suspended the privileges of a locum physician following an internal investigation.
The locum physician was informed of the Region's decision last week, and additional details regarding the suspension are not being released pending an appeal hearing later this week.
“The Cypress Health Region has suspended the privileges of a temporary member of its medical staff following an investigation of concerns raised about the quality and care and safety of services provided to clients,” explained Beth Vachon, Executive Director, Community Health Services, for the Cypress Health Region.
She noted that the Region has a series of protocols and processes in place which guide the review and investigation of concerns in connection to the action of staff and physicians and any other client care concerns.
“Following the receipt and identification of concerns attributed to a locum member of the region’s medical staff, a series of steps were taken by the senior medial officer and other health region staff. These steps included a closer examination of the issues and the processes in question.”
Health Region officials noted their ability to provide more details is limited pending the upcoming appeal hearing.
“However, we can say that the concerns in question are a narrow-based set of concerns, which ever the more emphasizes to us that we can’t give any specifics on those cases for fear of identification of the individuals involved,” commented Bryce Martin, Executive Director of Communications for the Health Region.
Martin did concede that “it is not a group kind of a concern. It is a narrow-based area of concern.”
Details of the appeal hearing will be posted at swbooster.com.