FREDERICTON (GNB) – Auditor general Paul Martin has announced that his office is undertaking an independent audit of the management of contracts pertaining to travel nurses.

Those being audited include Vitalité and Horizon health networks, the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development.

The audit will consider issues related to procurement, oversight, internal controls and overall value for money.

Martin said, as with all performance audits within the Office of the Auditor General, the work will be conducted in accordance with established Canadian auditing standards. The work may include interviews with organization officials, review of documentation, and various forms of data collection and analysis.

“This work is very important in keeping government departments and agencies accountable for the spending of New Brunswick tax dollars,” said Martin. “I look forward to reporting on our findings and recommendations upon completion of our audit.”