Over the weekend, Sault Area Hospital released a statement about CEO Wendy Hansson travelling to British Columbia over the holidays.
Judgement from the public was both swift and split after hearing the news.
“This woman came here from British Columbia. She has a relationship with her medical professional there. Was it a good time to go? No, but she wasn’t lying on a beach somewhere.” Tammy Martinsen
“While I have no issues with travel for medical appointments or procedures, I DO object to the fact that one of the purposes of the trip was to visit immediate family.” Travis Valois
“Like she is the only one in the Soo separated from their family” Robert Charles
“Her actions along with the Board of SAH are despicable. She along with the board should be removed without severance. If it was one of the amazing hard-working staff members they would be fired. What’s good for the Goose, is good for the Gander no?” Brent Labine
Sault Area Hospital noted they will not be making any further statements but the pressure in the community may change this.