IWK creates tip line to report wrongdoing

Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital is setting up a tipline to allow employees to secretly report any wrongdoing in the organization.

CBC reports the board of the IWK Health Centre voted to bring in a new "wrongdoing policy" at its meeting in Halifax Monday night.

Board chair Karen Hutt says there was always a mechanism for employees to identify concerns confidentially but the new policy formalizes that and is an opportunity to help employees better understand that it's there.

The policy comes in the wake of the resignation of IWK chief executive officer Tracy Kitch last year after an independent review found she owed thousands of dollars for "potentially personal" expenses charged to her corporate credit card.