BC’s health minister orders review of Fraser Health

The Fraser Health Authority has been in the news a few times lately, and not in a good way.

Now, the provincial government has now ordered a major review into the authority’s operations.

The authority serves 1.6 million people from Hope to Boston Bar, and spends $2.5 billion a year. Health Minister Terry Lake says the review is meant to “assist” Fraser Health in making sure that money is being spent properly.

The Board now has to submit a revised fiscal plan for the rest of this year to the province, along with a three-year strategic and operational plan.

Earlier this week we reported the one-month-old Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Room is already over-capacity.

It was last month when Delta Hospital came under fire for sending a 90-year-old woman home in the middle of the night.