News release

Province, Capital Health to Conduct Joint Review

The province and Capital District Health Authority will conduct a joint review of circumstances surrounding the release of a patient at East Coast Forensic Hospital on April 16.

The patient was subsequently charged in a homicide.

The joint review will be led by the deputy ministers of Health and Wellness and Justice and the CEO of CDHA.

The review will determine whether all relevant policies and procedures were followed and whether they were adequate.

A progress update will be provided in 30 days.

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Media Contacts:

Sherri Aikenhead
Health and Wellness 902-424-7942 Cell: 902-456-6386 E-mail:
Tara Walsh
Department of Justice 902-424-6282 Cell: 902-471-1022 E-mail:
John Gillis
Capital District Health Authority Pager: 902-458-5376 E-mail: