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New Brunswick watchdogs keying in on P3 nursing homes deals

Ombudsman, Auditor General to launch review of contract struck between provincial government and Shannex Inc.

Ombudsman Bernard Richardby Daniel McHardie, Telegraph-Journal

FREDERICTON, September 9, 2008 — Two of New Brunswick's independent watchdogs are embarking on separate missions that could strengthen the rights of nursing home residents and review a controversial step toward outsourcing the delivery of nursing home services.

Ombudsman Bernard Richard will meet this week with James Hughes, deputy minister of the Department of Social Development, to explore ways to strengthen the ombudsman's oversight powers with respect to nursing homes and their residents.

Meanwhile, Auditor General Mike Ferguson will launch a review of the contract struck between the provincial government and Nova Scotia-based Shannex Inc. to build and operate three new nursing homes. . .

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  Watchdogs keying in on nursing homes, Daniel McHardie, Telegraph-Journal, September 9th, 2008

Posted: September 10, 2008

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