The Health Board of the Middlesex-London Health Unit has confirmed that Dr. Alex Summers is working as an Acting Medical Health Officer while Dr. Chris Mackie is on leave.
The board issued a short one-sentence statement Monday afternoon.
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The health unit declined to identify the nature of Mackie’s absence or whether Mackie would be paid during the leave.
In 2020, Mackie made more than $ 400,000, according to the Sunshine List, with about $ 100,000 of that associated with overtime.
When asked when the leave began, a spokesperson for the health unit told Global News that “the Board of Health will not comment further on these matters.”
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Mackie was announced as MLHU’s Chief Executive Officer and Medical Health Officer in February 2013.
The health unit announced in July 2020 that Michael Clarke would take over as CEO on an interim basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time, Mackie told Global News that the move would allow him to focus on his duties as a Health Ministry.
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