Northern Health has a Small Surplus

Northern Health held their board meeting Tuesday in Dawson Creek.

The board heard from a number of local groups including eye care in the South Peace, home and community care, services at Dawson Creek and District Hospital, and the new Fort St. John hospital project.

The board also heard that the budget through the first quarter of the 2008-2009 fiscal year they are operating with a very small surplus. The surplus is approximately $268,000 for the first two months of the fiscal year. The regions annual operating budget is $589 million.

The NH Board also received a report on ongoing work relating to aboriginal health in the North. The major initiatives of the Aboriginal Health service plan have included improved engagement with communities through the establishment of regional Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees. Annual Aboriginal Health Conferences have been held in the Northwest, Northern Interior and Northeast since 2006.

The next NH Board meeting will take place in December in Prince George.