Several people have contacted Baybuzz Thursday evening with the information that Ron Hall, chairman of the board of Presbyterian Support (PSEC), has resigned.
We presume this is in connection with the Cranford Hospice situation.
We see this this as the first step in the separation of PSEC from further involvement with the management of Cranford Hospice.
Here is a DHB media release from Thursday afternoon that implies as much. In part it says:
“Dr Snee [CEO, DHB] said it was critical to the future of Cranford that it had a robust governance structure to make sure it could provide the excellent service the DHB and the community required of it. The DHB is committed to ensuring that the Hawke’s Bay community has an integrated palliative care service, where, depending on the patient’s needs, quality care was consistently and seamlessly provided, be it in the home, hospice or hospital.
“It’s imperative the public remain confident in Cranford and its palliative care service. It is also essential at this time, particularly as emotions are running high, that the DHB ensures the work that has started is undertaken thoroughly and with some urgency.
This will involve changing Cranford’s governance arrangements as well as reviewing the organisation and management structure. We expect this process to be complete within six months.” Dr Snee said.”
Things are looking up for Cranford!