It will spend an extra $682 million in the next five months.
EDMONTON - Albertans can now get free, 24-hour access to health information and advice by dialing 811.The three numbers for Health Link replace the 10-digit local numbers that were used in Calgary and...
Alberta paramedics are angry about a memo from the government that asks them to fund the purchase of medical equipment through a voluntary payroll deduction.
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Jean says a Wildrose government will institute wait time guarantees for five procedures.
EDMONTON - NDP Leader Rachel Notley says new documents show Alberta's ambulance response times are getting worse.Notley says data disclosed under freedom-of-information rules shows that the number of...
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Notley says the severe bed shortage is due to the PC government not giving the issue enough attention.
The reason that these acute care beds are filled is because we have not funded long term beds in Alberta. The long term policies have given rise to these systemic crises. Between the privatization of home and long-term care, the province's avoidance of fixing its broken fiscal structure and the lack of a long-term vision for long-term care, the problem is less with the people in the beds and more with the people who long term policy of this government.
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EDMONTON - Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel caught an earful Wednesday from rival candidates over allowing boutique health-care clinics to operate."It's nice to be picked on, but that's OK," Man...
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EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the province is embarking on a new plan to get 700 seniors out of overcrowded hospitals and into proper care facilities.But the opposition says it's anothe...
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EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice ordered a sweeping review Tuesday to fix concerns in rural health care, but opposition members accused him of plowing old ground to avoid having to take action....
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Alberta is by far the biggest spender in the country on hospital care, yet the provincial health system is producing only middling results, a new health data website shows. The Canadian Institute for...
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Alberta is building a culture of continuous improvement in health care. This culture is founded on more and better data, innovative thinking, an extraordinary effort to share information, and unprecedented action on the front lines. Wait time reports cards need to examine performance at this level, and Canadians should have this kind of information to grade their health system.
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EDMONTON - People with unresolved issues over continuing care in Alberta will soon be able to voice their concerns to health-care specialists.Starting on July 7, Albertans will be able to call a centr...
EDMONTON - The woman who led Newfoundland's largest health authority as it attempted to recover from a major breast-cancer testing scandal has been named the head of Alberta's health superboard.Vickie...