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COMOX STRATHCONA REGIONAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Minutes of the meeting of the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District Board of Directors held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 in the Civic Room of the Comox Valley Regional District offices located at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC commencing at 9:31am.

 
 
MINUTES
     
 
Present:
Chair:D. HillianCity of Courtenay
Vice-Chair:E. GrievePuntledge/Black Creek (Area C)
Directors:R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Area C)
 M. VoneschCortes Island (Area B)
 D. ArbourBaynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
 W. Cole-HamiltonCity of Courtenay
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 R. HardyLazo North (Area B)
 M. JackKa:' yu :' k't'h / Che : k'tles7et'h First Nations
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 J. RiceOyster Bay – Buttle Lake (Area D)
 M. McCollumCity of Courtenay
 W. MorinCity of Courtenay
 G. WhalleyKyuquot – Nootka/Sayward (Area A)
 K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 J. KerrTown of Comox
 S. SinnottCity of Campbell River
 B. LanyonCity of Campbell River
 D. ChapmanCity of Campbell River
Alt. Directors:T. TherrienVillage of Cumberland
Staff:J. WarrenChief Administrative Officer
 L. WiwcharukChief Financial Officer
 J. MartensGeneral Manager of Corporate Services
 L. DennisManager of Legislative Services
 S. SpeedBranch Assistant - Corporate Services
 
Absent:
Directors:M. LottVillage of Gold River
 M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 K. GrantTown of Comox
Alt. Directors:R. DeckVillage of Zeballos
 
   
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
W. Cole-Hamilton/W. Morin: THAT the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital Board minutes dated October 19, 2023 be adopted. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
PETITIONS AND DELEGATIONS:
BEAUFORT FAMILY HEALTH SOCIETY
 
 
Janet Bonaguro (Beaufort Family Health Society) presented information on the society and it's services, and requested a letter of support for raising funds for the society. [Item
 
 
COMOX VALLEY SUBSTANCE USE STRATEGY
 
 
E. Grieve/D. Arbour: THAT the delegation from Kari Hackett, Sharon Karsten, Christopher Hauschildt, Betty Tate and Elder Barb Whyte (Comox Valley Substance Use Strategy) regarding the Substance Use Strategy and it's services, and request for ongoing support be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
Walking Together Report dated March 2023 is attached here for reference. [Item
 
 
Community Substance Use Strategy Phase Two Report is attached for reference. [Item
 
 
MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY OF BC
 
 
Peter Urbanc (Municipal Finance Authority of BC) presented information regarding investment products and socially responsible investing. [Item
 
 
REPORTS:
AUDIT SERVICE PLAN FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2023
 
 
E. Grieve/W. Morin: Report dated November 14, 2023 regarding the audit service plan as submitted by the audit firm MNP LLP for reciept. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
T. He, Manager of Financial Operations, provided an overview of the audit service plan received from MNP LLP.
 
 
2024 PROVISIONAL BUDGET
 
 
W. Cole-Hamilton/E. Grieve: THAT the report dated December 1, 2023 regarding the 2024 provisional budget be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
L. Wiwcharuk, Chief Financial Officer, provided an overview of the 2024 provisional budget report.
 
 
W. Cole-Hamilton/W. Morin: THAT the 2024 provisional budget for the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District be adopted as presented.
LGA (196 and 197)Carried
 
CSRHD ROUNDTABLE SESSION SUMMARY
 
 
R. Mawhinney/W. Morin: THAT the report dated November 24, 2023 regarding the October 19, 2023 roundtable summary be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
J. Martens, General Manager of Corporate Services, provided an overview of the October 19, 2023 roundtable session.
 
 
CSRHD RESOLUTIONS STATUS REPORT
 
 
E. Grieve/R. Mawhinney: THAT the CSRHD resolutions status report dated November 2023 be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
E. Grieve/D. Arbour: THAT the CSRHD Board request, through a resolution submitted to the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities, that the Ministry of Health increase the number of named facilities in indigenous, rural and remote communities to enable Regional Hospital Districts to better support residents in those communities.
HDA (9)Carried
 
NEW BUSINESS:
REQUEST FOR SUPPORT - NRHD KEY HEALTHCARE PRIORITY PROJECTS
 
 
W. Cole-Hamilton/M. McCollum: THAT the correspondence dated October 25, 2023 regarding a request for support for Nanaimo Regional Hospital Districts key healthcare priority projects be received. [Item
HDA (9)Carried
 
J. Kerr/W. Cole-Hamilton: THAT that Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District provide a letter of support directed to Health Minister Dix for the Nanaimo Regional Hospital District priority capital projects including the new patient tower and cardiac catheterization lab to be located at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
HDA (9)Carried
 
TERMINATION:
J. Kerr/W. Morin: THAT the meeting terminate.
HDA (9)Carried
 
Time: 11:04 am
 
 
 Confirmed this _______ day of ______ 20___:



____________________________________
Doug Hillian
Chair
 
Certified Correct:


____________________________________
Lisa Dennis
Manager of Legislative Services
 
Recorded By:


____________________________________
Selena Speed
Recording Secretary
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