Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors October 2017 Meeting Highlights

Sacred Moment:  Ms. Judith Siemens highlighted Mental Health Awareness and shared statistics gathered from across Canada on drug related deaths, and the negative impact that the growing misuse of addiction to illicit opioids and fentanyl drugs is having today. Despite Manitoba not having the same data resources available for this specific area as other provinces, it is well known that the continued misuse of these highly- addictive drugs is no less a challenge for Manitoba than elsewhere in Canada; as such, the Province is committed to a national plan to address this situation.

Financial: The Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors approved the report of Statement of Operations and Financial Position, as presented by the Southern Health-Santé Sud Chief Executive Officer, Jane Curtis and Ryan Green, Chief Finance Officer, for the period to September 30, 2017, indicating a Year-to-Date Operating surplus of $3,165,355.

Southern Health-Santé Sud Annual Public Meeting - Evaluation: Feedback confirmed a positive experience with an excellent balance between formal business, informal structure and the educational pieces.

2019 Accreditation Canada Survey: The Board will complete two online surveys related to governance before March 1, 2018 as part of the accreditation process.

Upcoming Events:
Flu Season:  Flu clinics are being held across the region:  The complete 2017 seasonal flu clinic schedule can be found at here.

Provincial Mental Health & Addictions Strategic Plan:  Recognizing the importance of input from our Indigenous communities, Southern Health-Santé Sud is participating and assisting VIRGO Planning and Evaluation, to engage with Indigenous communities to consider ways to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addiction services in Manitoba. This collaboration will help bridge the gaps between jurisdictions and systems to increase mental health and addiction service access and coordination for all residents of Manitoba.

Niverville Heritage Centre Gala:  The gala will be held on November 4, 2017.

Eden Health Care Services’ 50th Anniversary Gala:  The gala will be held on November 9, 2017 in Winkler and on November 10, 2017 in Winnipeg.

The next regular Southern Health‐Santé Sud Board of Directors Meeting is planned for Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre-Steinbach, MB. For more information, please visit the Board Meetings website page.

This Info Bulletin is published in English only as a communication tool intended for the media. If you would like to communicate with someone in the official language of your choice regarding content of this Bulletin, please contact Southern Health‐Santé Sud Communications at 204‐424‐2329.

Ce bulletin est publié en anglais seulement comme outil de communication avec les médias. Si vous désirez communiquer avec quelqu’un dans la langue officielle de votre choix au sujet de son contenu, veuillez contacter l’équipe de communications de Southern Health‐Santé Sud au 204‐424‐2329.