Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Well being Dr. David Williams will retire June 25.
Williams, who was set to retire months in the past however delayed the transfer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has held the place for 5 years. He will probably be changed with Dr. Kieran Moore, the well being minister’s workplace confirmed in an announcement.
Moore, at the moment the medical officer of well being for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Well being, is predicted to step into the position on June 26.
Nevertheless, Premier Doug Ford’s authorities will desk a movement on Monday to formalize the appointment, in keeping with a information launch. Moore is predicted to work with Williams as he will get used to the job, beginning June 7.
“Moore’s years of expertise working in public well being will probably be essential as we start to regularly raise public well being measures,” Minister of Well being Christine Elliott is quoted as saying within the launch.
Moore thanked the federal government for the “nice honour,” saying he doesn’t take the tasks of the job flippantly.
“If appointed… I’d stay steadfast in my dedication to struggle COVID-19 and I would supply all essential recommendation to the federal government to make sure the well being and security of all Ontarians,” Moore is quoted as saying within the launch.
Elliott thanked Williams for his service, highlighting “his dedication to safeguarding the well being and security of Ontarians throughout his a few years of service.”