UCP members pass resolution at AGM calling for privately funded health care option

Members of Alberta's governing United Conservative Party have narrowly endorsed a resolution at their party's annual general meeting that supports the option of a privately funded and privately managed health-care system that would operate parallel to the public one.The policy...

Federal health minister appeals to Alberta to reconsider closing opioid treatment program

Canada's health minister is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the closure of its injectable opioid agonist treatment program, which Premier Jason Kenney says will end in the spring when the province stops funding it.The service provides patients with...

Ottawa comes out in favour of injectable opioid therapy, urging Alberta not to shutter program

Canada's health minister is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the closure of its injectable opioid agonist treatment program, which Premier Jason Kenney says will end in the spring when the province stops funding it.The service provides patients with...

Alberta reports 332 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

Alberta has avoided the second surge of COVID-19 cases being experienced by some other jurisdictions around the world, but case numbers here are creeping up.The province reported 332 new cases of the disease on Friday, but no additional deaths. The Edmonton region...

Experts question Alberta’s proposed plan to increase costs for seniors in care

Health Minister Tyler Shandro has paused part of an Alberta Health Services cost-cutting plan that would disproportionately impact seniors by increasing or introducing continuing care fees.But some health policy experts say if Shandro decides to move forward with those initiatives,...

Alberta Health Services to lay off up to 11,000 staff, mostly through outsourcing

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has softened an aggressive plan to lay off front-line staff, including nurses, and extended the timeframe for a massive overhaul of the province's health-care system citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.But at a news conference Tuesday...

Health minister to detail 11,000 job cuts at Alberta Health Services

Health Minister Tyler Shandro is expected to provide more details Tuesday on Alberta's plan to cut 11,000 jobs at Alberta Health Services. Shandro and Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of AHS, will hold a joint news conference at 10 a.m....

Alberta reports 277 new cases of COVID-19, Edmonton caseload swells to 1,329

Alberta reported 277 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, helping to push the number of active cases in the Edmonton zone to another record total for the third straight day. The capital region now has 1,329 cases, 79 more than Thursday. Edmonton's surging...

Patients launch lawsuit over pending closure of Alberta opioid treatment program

Shane Monette describes his addiction to opioids as an obsession, a fatal attraction.A survivor of childhood abuse, he began using drugs and alcohol as a teenager to mask his pain. As years went by, he developed a $400-a-day heroin habit...

Dr. Deena Hinshaw sounding alarm over surging COVID-19 cases in Edmonton

The surging number of COVID-19 cases in the city of Edmonton could lead the province to impose additional measures to bring down the level of transmission, Dr Deena Hinshaw warned Monday."The large number of cases identified over the weekend in...
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