By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
AFTER more than 40 years of public service, Public Hospitals Authority Managing Director Herbert Brown has retired.
Health Minister Dr Duane Sands told The Tribune yesterday that the seemingly abrupt move coincided with the upcoming completion of his contract with the government.
When asked whether Mr Brown was asked to demit office, Dr Sands said his retirement was voluntary.
However, he noted that the managing director had accumulated some 20 weeks of vacation time, and had been mandated to take it.
Mr Brown’s contributions to public health will be celebrated at a retirement luncheon today.
A PHA advisory yesterday read: “Mr. Brown was appointed as Managing Director in 2002 and has spearheaded some of the most significant recent developments in public healthcare during his fifteen year tenure as head of PHA.
It continued: “These include the construction of the Critical Care Block at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Child & Adolescent Robert Smith Complex at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, the expansion of the Rand Memorial Hospital, the relocation of the Community Counseling and Assessment Centre, and the establishment of the Supplies Management Agency among many others.”