News Release, Wednesday, January 31, 2019 – The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, wishes to restate her remarks regarding the former Health Council CEO, that as an employment matter, it is not open for discussion through the media. This is a matter for the Health Council to deal with directly with the affected party. The Minister asks that the privacy of individuals be respected.

As stated previously, the Minister of Health received notice of the proposed separation on 6th December 2018, and approved the recommendation in accordance with section 9(1) of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004 on 7th December 2018. 

The Minister considered the recommendation and came to a decision independently and without pressure or consideration of unrelated issues.

As stated by the Health Council’s attorneys, the former CEO’s employment was terminated lawfully by the Council in full compliance with section 18(1)(b) of the Employment Act 2000, the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, and her contract of employment.

 No further investigation is required as the Minister was apprised of the matter in accordance with the governing legislation and due process was followed.

As stated previously, the Ministry of Health is grateful to Mrs Wedderburn for the time she served at the Bermuda Health Council and wishes her all the best.