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Oct 10, 2013

Independent investigation into financials missing at the Southern Regional Hospital

An independent investigation is currently underway by the Office of the Auditor General on the Southern Regional Hospital. It comes on the heels of information leaked to the Ministry of Health that there was hanky-panky occurring within the regional hospital. This, according to C.E.O. in the Ministry, Peter Allen, prompted an investigation since July. It was initially felt that it would have been a case of missing monies, but a picture is now emerging that it is in fact financial documents that are missing. Allen says that the Auditor General’s Department was called in on Monday to independently investigate due to threats of intimidation. The C.E.O. told News Five that the situation has raised some alarm.

 

Peter Allen, C.E.O., Ministry of Health

“We really can’t characterize what is going on down there as misappropriation or anything else at this point. Certainly I hope that that proves not to be the case. But in July an old colleague of mine, a trusted colleague had alerted me that they weren’t quite comfortable with something that they perceived. It was enough for us to ask our accounts department at our headquarters to go down and check exactly what is happening and that started in July as an internal audit and up to September it had uncovered really only that some statements and some check book was missing. Then other events happened to us at the ministry which caused us to take that internal audit and turn it to an external audit with the office of the auditor general simply because there were some threats of intimidation and so rather than any of us being intimidated to do the wrong thing, we would make sure we do the right thing by handing the investigation over to an external department, the auditor general’s department. I can tell you that they did start work and they were extremely supportive and they always have been because we have used the auditor general’s department from time to time to do different audits. You have seen the audits at K.H.M.H. which have identified at times no at least during his administration, no evidence of any wrongdoing. But certainly they have identified areas where we can do better, which is exactly what we expect them to find. Now they have moved down to the Southern Regional hospital and they have been there since Monday. I haven’t gotten any reports from them but I understand that they are getting full cooperation and I expect to get a report from the before too long.”

 

Reporter

Peter Allen

“It’s missing paperwork more or less. Do you know the figure more or less or how long it has been going on for?”

 

Peter Allen

“I really don’t I am afraid and according to our internal audit and they have been reporting to our senior fiancé officer but the only thing that was being presented was these was missing statements and checkbook stubs. Which of course raise some alarm but not a serious alarm because that is not uncommon. Of course we are continuing until we find those, but I don’t have any idea whether there is any money missing at the moment and I certainly hope that everything will found to be in order. Like I said our intent was to take to it out of our hands and in the hands of the auditor general’s department to make sure.”

 

The extent of the missing financial documents will not be known until the investigation is completed. 

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1 Response for “Independent investigation into financials missing at the Southern Regional Hospital”

  1. beano for your health says:

    Hey Honorable Pablo Marin, minister of Health.

    Congratulations on this scandal!!!
    Sorry the passport scandal is eclipsing your new scandal update.
    You almost got unnoticed.

    Missing financials, who would have thought?
    which of your guys are involved?
    Did you get your cut?
    make sure the little guys take the fall.
    Honorable Penner is having hypertension because of his scandal.
    As minister of Health, you know the right meds to keep yours down?
    Don’t let the stink get to high, people will vomit.

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