Psych hospital fined $650K

Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby LivinginKelowna » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:28 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#248194


Who is the *bleep* in the government that thinks fining another branch of the government is a good idea?

Joe, let's fine Bob, but Fred, Bob will pay the fine and then just go into debt to cover the fine. Then Sarah public will have to pay more taxes to cover the debt for the fine that you now have sitting in your account.

That's ok, Sarah lives to pay more taxes to us................

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Re: Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby Piecemaker » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:39 pm

The money comes from the budget of the business fined. The Government will not just give that Health Authority funds to cover the fine. Those in charge of psychiatric hospital will either make changes that safeguard employees or lose their jobs. Getting huge fines for unsafe work practices is a very big deal to employers in both the public and private sectors.
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.

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Re: Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby Bsuds » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:42 pm

LivinginKelowna wrote:Who is the *bleep* in the government that thinks fining another branch of the government is a good idea?


So they are supposed to get a free pass and do nothing to fix the problem.

Maybe the people in charge of the facility should have to pay the fine.
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Re: Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby LivinginKelowna » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:47 pm

SO then there is a 650K shortfall. Cuts are made, more issues arise from said cuts.

It is just time to start holding people who are supposed to be accountable, accountable.

End of the issue, or at the very least, an excellent step in the right direction to solving of these types of problems.

I find it difficult to grasp though that they will just not run a deficit that year to cover the fine. Just becomes an annual operation deficit, like every other branch of government.
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Re: Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby LivinginKelowna » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:47 pm

Bsuds wrote:
LivinginKelowna wrote:Who is the *bleep* in the government that thinks fining another branch of the government is a good idea?


So they are supposed to get a free pass and do nothing to fix the problem.

Maybe the people in charge of the facility should have to pay the fine.


No free passes.

Accountability by those in control.
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Re: Psych hospital fined $650K

Postby Gixxer » Feb 4th, 2019, 8:36 pm

I wonder if worksafebc has ever fined itself? The way some of them conduct themselves Im surprised some of them havent gotten their a$$ whipped.

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