I was to have an interview with Hospital Chair Helene Periard Tuesday. First I had to agree to not ask about individuals. I said that was fine. I requested copies of the French Language tests.
I was told by Jolene Soares that these tests were administered via tape from their provider New Avenues Linguistic Services inc. from Ottawa.
Of course no company can release info about a client without consent from the client.
I shared that we have full audio and video capabilities and even a sampling of the tests would help the public understand what employees have to qualify for.
I then received another email demanding that my questions be sent in advance.
My response was that was unacceptable which seems to be the consensus with those I’ve spoken to about it since.
This morning the Chair backed out of the interview.
This hospital is supposed to be a community hospital which has seen unprecedented community support.
Why on earth should the board and hospital not be answerable to the community?
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