The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) administers the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program and the Pre-natal and Post-natal Nurse Practitioner Program (collectively referred to as the Programs). These Programs are funded entirely by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). The operating budget for the fiscal year April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, requires approval by the Board of Health prior to submission to the MCCSS.
For fiscal 2023/24, these Programs support twenty-five and three quarters (25.75) FTEs comprised of one (1.0) manager FTE, one-quarter (0.25) director FTE, sixteen (16.0) public health nursing FTEs, one (1.0) nurse practitioner FTEs, four (4) family home visitor FTEs, one (1.0) social worker FTE, two and one-half (2.5) support staff FTEs.
|April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024||April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023||Change|
|Salaries and benefits||2,778,629||2,768,049||10,580|
|Other operating expenditures:|
|Total operating expenditures||116,212||126,792||(10,580)|
Significant changes in the operating budget include the following:
- Net increase in Salaries and Benefits $10,580 representing salary increases as required by applicable employment agreements, net of uncompensated absences.
- Reduction in Mileage of $5,000 – The 2023/24 fiscal year reflects the average of mileage costs in the 2022/23 fiscal year.
- Reduction in Program Supplies of $5,750 – The fiscal 2023/24 budget contemplates expenditures being incurred on account of supplies to support programs ($15,792), information technology equipment replacement ($10,836), phone operating costs ($3,600), information technology licensing ($12,864).
|Indicators||MCCSS Forecasting for April 1st, 2023, thru March 31st, 2024||MCCSS Forecasting for April 1st, 2022, thru March 31st, 2023|
|# of Families Served (Total of 2 or more visits): HBHC||500||400|
|# of Individuals Confirmed with Risk (Total): HBHC||325||325|
|# of Individuals Screened (total-Early Childhood): HBHC||180||180|
|# of Individuals Screened (Total-Postpartum): HBHC||3600||3800|
|# of Individuals Screened (Total-Prenatal): HBHC||100||100|
|# of Individuals who Received an In-depth Assessment: HBHC (nurse going into homes to confirm risk)||450||330|
Whereas, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit receives grants from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to fund the Healthy Babies Healthy Children and Pre-natal and Post-natal Nurse Practitioner Programs,
Whereas, the total budgeted expenditures for the Programs for the period April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 is $2,894,941, and
Now therefore be it resolved that the Windsor-Essex County Board of Health approve the operating budget as presented by Administration for the period April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024