Delia Basden, BHB’s Chief Financial Officer
Delia Basden, BHB’s Chief Financial Officer

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5: Bermuda Hospitals Board today confirms that it has been informed by the Auditor General that an official review will be undertaken of its finances by the Department of Internal Audit.  The 2011-12 Financial Reports will not be fully audited until the review is complete.  As part of the Auditor General’s review process, BHB’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms Delia Basden, has been put on Administrative leave. 

CEO & President, Mrs Venetta Symonds, comments: “Although we expect this to be a challenging and thorough review, BHB welcomes the opportunity to ensure accountability and transparency in its financial reporting.  It will bring the same level of attention and due diligence to our finances, through the review by Department of Internal Audit, that is being paid to our organizational governance through the Clinical & Governance Review.

“We are currently looking at our options with regards to ensuring continuity of financial leadership during this time.  We look forward to the completion of the review and will cooperate fully as required.”