The Daily Herald writes that the Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) and Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) formed a merger working committee and supervisory committee and signed a plan of action towards the merger.
The Inspector of Healthcare for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba visited BFS and wrote in his latest report that the quality has improved in the past six months. There are still certain areas that need attention and need to be changed or upgraded, but this was deemed an ongoing process, the foundations said in a joint press release.
“A merger business case is drafted up to concur with the plan of action and further elaborate on the possibility to jointly share a vision on care for those in need of chronic care, such as the elderly and handicapped. The business case entails the background of the merger, the objectives and expected results, the planning process, the risks, cost and benefits,” it was stated.
A merger communication plan was also drafted to help further streamline the communication during the merger process. All financial information is currently being obtained, reviewed and analysed. Further talks will be held with Health Insurance Office ZVK to safeguard current and future financing, it was stated. “Both organizations work in a transparent and pleasant way and are confident to proceed a successful merger process and expect to be merged by January 1, 2016,” BFS and SHCF said.