Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse is pleased with provincial appointments to coordinate French-language services at two government bodies that are vital to the provision of health services in Nova Scotia. Gaston Saulnier was appointed as the provincial French-language services consultant at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Michael Warner assumes the role of French-language services coordinator at the Department of Health and Wellness, until Joëlle Désy’s return in April 2017.
The role of provincial French-language services consultant at the health authority is a newly created position, following the merger of the district health authorities to form the Nova Scotia Health Authority in April 2015. The consultant will be responsible for planning and coordinating French-language services offered by public health care facilities run by the health authority throughout the province. It is the first provincial position of its kind in Nova Scotia.
As the organization representing Nova Scotia’s Acadians and francophones in matters relating to health, the Réseau Santé was involved in the hiring process for these two key positions and is thrilled with these two appointments.
“These hires demonstrate a commitment to French-language services and we are very happy with the quality of the candidates chosen,” said Paul d’Entremont, President of the Réseau Santé. “We look forward to working with them to improve the provision of these services.”
Jeanne-Françoise Caillaud, executive director