Canadian Provincial Government Denies Foodservice Outsource Request for Health System

Nova Scotia Health Minister David Wilson says the Canadian province's government has no plans to allow Capital Health, the province's largest provider of health services, to contract out its money-losing retail food services.

Nova Scotia Health Minister David Wilson says the Canadian province's government has no plans to allow Capital Health, the province's largest provider of health services, to contract out its money-losing retail food services, reports [3] the Chronicle Herald. Capital Health’s cafeterias and licensed branded Tim Hortons outlets will combine to lose an estimated $1.4 million in 2012-13 fiscal year, following a steady stream of losses in past years, the authority told the Herald.

The outsourcing option for retail, not patient, foodservice has been requested for the past three years by officials managing the system and is supported by the Liberal and Tory parties but opposed by the New Democratic Party, which currently holds the reins of power in Nova Scotia.