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Opposition Calling for RCMP Investigation Into Procurement of Travel Nurses


Opposition Calling for RCMP Investigation Into Procurement of Travel Nurses

Tony Wakeham

PC Leader Tony Wakeham wants the RCMP to investigate potential fraudulent activity when it comes to the procurement of travel nurses, but Health Minister Tom Osborne isn’t rushing to conclusions.

The call comes after a Globe and Mail article revealed that the province gave more than $35 million over a five-month period to a private company for travel nurses to fill health care vacancies.

Tom Osborne

When asked about Wakeham’s calls for a police investigation, Osborne said he wants to see what proof the PC leader has indicating fraud.

Osborne says he has asked the health authority for details about the transactions.

If the contracts were followed, Osborne states the story is how expensive agency nursing is. If they weren’t followed, he says other issues are at play. But, he believes it would be premature to say something is wrong before receiving information from the health authority.



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