Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to all our patients, and we are proud to be part of a system that is focused on quality, accountability, transparency and results.

Ontario’s hospitals operate in one of the most demanding accountability and transparency environments in Canada. This section of our website has been developed to demonstrate our commitment to these values and to the communities we serve.

BROADER PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTABILITY

At Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), we take our financial responsibilities seriously. Consistent with the Broader Public Sector Business Documents Directive, the following corporate documents are publicly available on our website at the following links:

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) was introduced on October 20, 2010 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2010. The BPSAA sets out accountability standards for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and other broader public sector organizations.

Hospitals are subject to the following components of the BPSAA:

The Government of Ontario provides additional public information about Broader Public Sector Accountability.

Attestations are related to compliance with reporting on use of consultants, lobbyist rules, expense claim and procurement directives. Hospitals are required to submit attestations indicating compliance with the following requirements of BPSAA:

  • Completion and accuracy of reports required on the use of consultants
  • Compliance with the prohibition on engaging lobbyist services using public funds
  • Compliance with expense claims directives
  • Compliance with perquisite directives
  • Compliance with procurement directives

The reporting period the hospital is attesting to is April 1 to the following March 31.

Broader Public Sector Attestation – April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Parking Attestation – April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

In order to remain accountable to the public, we report on the use of outside consultants. The documents posted here contain the names of the firms, the types of contracts, the term and value of the contracts, how the firms were selected and whether there have been any modifications to the original contracts.

Hospital Report on Consultant Use – April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.

Executive compensation is an important area for all organizations, particularly those in the public sector. Hospitals and other public institutions are challenged to ensure that we operate as effective stewards of public dollars, while at the same time compensating our executives at a level that will enable us to attract and retain a highly competent and effective senior leadership team.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) voluntarily discloses the contracts of our current executive team because we value transparency and accountability. Executive salaries are disclosed annually under Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996.

Download and read the report published in December 2011 by the Indepedent Expert Panel on Executive Compensation in the Hospital Sector.

Our Executive Compensation Framework complies with the legal requirements laid out in regulation 304/16 of the Broader Public Sector Compensation Act, 2014, and with PRHC’s intention to provide a competitive level of compensation that it can afford, in order to ensure that our hospital continues to fulfill its mission, vision and values as an organization.

PRHC is committed to being open and transparent with its stakeholders and the general public.

At times, our staff members and Board Directors have to travel to attend off-site meetings with hospital and community partners, Ministry officials and to participate in working groups and educational sessions.

All expenses incurred are in accordance with the hospital’s Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy and are available for review.