This is a joint news release between the Yukon Hospital Corporation and the Government of Yukon.
The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC), is pleased to share the independent report produced by Ernst and Young. This report offers an in-depth analysis of the governance, financial management, and internal controls within YHC and its partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services.
The report highlights both strengths and challenges and offers concrete recommendations to strengthen governance, planning, budgeting and forecasting, and internal controls.
Both the Government of Yukon and YHC accept all recommendations presented in the report. Work is already underway to implement measures to ensure greater transparency, efficiency, and accountability as the health system transforms to better serve Yukoners.
The recommendations will help as we work to build Health and Wellness Yukon, Yukon’s Health Authority, which aims to transform the territory's health system into a more robust, integrated and patient-centered model.
The Government of Yukon and YHC are dedicated to our strong relationship and maintaining the highest standards of governance and management. The public release of this report underscores our shared commitment to transparency and continuous improvement in public health services.
This report is now available on yukon.ca.
Our government initiated this independent review of the Yukon Hospital Corporation to improve transparency, governance and financial management. Embracing the recommendations will help us transform to a better health system as we build our Yukon Health Authority to be patient-centred and serve the needs of all Yukoners.
Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee
The Yukon Hospital Corporation welcomes the findings of the Ernst and Young review, recognizing its role in guiding our journey towards improved healthcare service delivery in the territory. Strong communication, transparency and accountability processes are essential for high-performing, people-focused public health systems. Healthcare is a dynamic environment that requires ongoing collaboration by all partners in the system to continuously work together to address the evolving needs of the people we care for in an effective and sustainable manner.
Allan Lucier, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Yukon Hospital Corporation
This review was necessitated by the evolving health care landscape in the Yukon, particularly the challenges and financial pressures intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The YHC, like other health service delivery agencies, has faced various financial pressures over time, highlighting the need for an in-depth examination of the causes and effects of these challenges.