MUHC to make $50M in cuts
The MUHC, already dealing with a massive deficit, is about to cut 50 million dollars in its budget for 2013.
The MUHC's Richard Fahey says they're taking their cue from an efficiency analysis done in 2010 by the accounting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, which effectively showed it how to eliminate wasteful spending.
And now, he's asking all the MUHC's departments to make some cuts, but assures that patient care won't be affected.
"It's not about reducing quality of care we provide for patients," Fahey says. "It's really about doing the same job, but in a more efficient manner."
But patient's rights advocate Paul Brunet, suggests care can't help but be affected by a round of cuts, and that he'd like to see some of that money come out of administrative costs, and even manager's salaries.
"I want to see the sacrifices they're ready to do," Brunet says. "Because if they cut into services again...they are cutting into their own raison d'etre."
The MUHC will let its departments know exactly how much they'll have to cut in the coming days.