Wednesday 29 January 2014
Health and Social Services Department media response to Guernsey Press enquiry
Guernsey Press Enquiry:
Is Deputy Dorey confident he will retain the support of States members when the vote of no confidence is debated in the States?
Is he prepared to defend his position when it gets debated and reaffirm why he should remain health minister?
Also, on a separate issue and following the news that HSSD finance director Tom Niedrum has quit, what is the minister's views on this?
Does he commend the work Mr Niedrum has done during the role?
From an outside point of view, the news that he has quit is quite serious, especially given the financial troubles the department has faced. What would Deputy Dorey say to this?
Health & Social Services Department Response:
In response to questions about the vote of no confidence, Deputy Mark Dorey, Minister of Health and Social Services Department said:
"I am pleased with the level of support that I have received from States Members and members of the public to date. Together with the Board, I will be opposing the vote of no confidence."
In relation to the resignation of the Department's Finance Director he added:
"I would like to thank all of the staff in the Department including Tom for their work and commitment. He will continue in his role as Director of Finance and Performance at HSSD until early April when he will be taking up a finance post in a large and prestigious UK teaching hospital. I understand this enables him to rejoin his family who returned to the UK towards the end of last year. "