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Review finds Newfoundland’s largest medical lab lacking

“Lack of expertise,” and “low morale” among findings


 

Newfoundland and Labrador’s biggest medical laboratories are in shambles, according to an external review conducted by Ontario’s University Health Network. The reviewers found “a lack of expertise in complex areas of testing,” plus low morale, suspicion, and distrust among staff. The review was prompted when doctors suspected Eastern Health’s labs were routinely underestimating the blood levels of a drug used after organ donations. The doctors were correct. A separate judicial inquiry into Eastern Health’s labs last year found that “practically non-existent” quality controls had failed hundreds of breast cancer patients between 1997 and 2005. Recommendations from the latest review include consolidating all testing at the hospital in St. John’s and recruiting staff with more expertise in several key areas.

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Review finds Newfoundland’s largest medical lab lacking

  1. Provider and regulator under the same roof. What a surprise that something like this might happen.

  2. Why did Danny go to the States for his medical needs?

  3. I am afraid that Newfoundland is not alone in this, it might just be the first province being reviewed.