More bad news for Brampton Civic Hospital

Three top executives at Brampton Civic Hospital have resigned, barely a month after a tempest of accusations about patient care at the high-tech facility prompted the province to send in a supervisor to investigate.



The sudden resignations of chief executive officer Robert Richards, chief nursing officer Brenda Elsbury and Vicki Truman, executive vice-president finance, come on the heels of street protests and media furor over long emergency room waits, poor communication and lagging patient care that some believe contributed to two untimely deaths.


Effective this week, the resignations are part of an overall shakeup at the top levels of the hospital’s administration.

More voluntary staff departures, as well as dismissals at all managerial levels, will be coming in the next couple months, supervisor Ken White told the Toronto Star yesterday.

public-private partnership

  • The complaints have fed an ongoing controversy over the public-private partnership that built the hospital, with P3 opponents blaming the deal for alleged cost overruns, a shrinking bed count and shortage of staff.