Health authority moves to make whistleblowing easier

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is setting up a system that will allow employees, physicians and volunteers to anonymously report wrongdoing within the region. The authority quietly announced it was looking for a third party to provide that so-called confidential reporting service late last week. According to a procurement document posted on BC Bid, the service will "advise users how to protect their privacy when reporting," classify complaints and "track the progress of investigations." The following is a complete copy of that document.

Confidential reporting service request for proposal

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Very nice. I am wondering if this will also apply to the health authority being able to publicly disclose how many people are waiting to be admitted into hospital. My understanding is the health authority is not currently permitted to disclose this information to the public.

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