Home / Health and Science / Health Department facing more cuts

Health Department facing more cuts

By and

As the Alachua County Health Department continues to work towards financial stability, the biggest expense- personnel- is still facing some cuts. Interim Director Paul Myers says the new year comes with a round of lay-offs, although fewer than previous planned.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Health Department found itself in financial problems late last year, and then-director Jean Munden was let go. Since then, Myers says the clinic has eliminated weekend hours and taken other steps to try and save money, while maintaining as many services as it can.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

He says they will continue to look at what other areas can be cut to keep the department functioning on pace with the budget the state legislature has to offer.

Check Also

Rusty Blazenhoff/Flickr

Marijuana is cultivated at a growing operation in Oakland, California. In Florida, five organizations have been approved to grow and dispense medical marijuana.

Nurseries Trying To Block Florida’s Marijuana Production

In the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.